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Who Goes There?

by Penny Boxall

New collection by the acclaimed poet.

‘The lookout hails
into the weather.

We hear no words
but catch his meaning’

Halt! Who Goes There? Penny Boxall’s second collection throws light on the mysterious strangers we glimpse, and turns that same light on ourselves. From shadows lost to history to forgotten possessions and our own past identities, these poems consider questions of selfhood and the ways in which we can be peripheral in our own lives.

Praise for Penny Boxall:

‘Beautifully crafted’ Jackie Kay

‘Rich and substantial’ Andrew Forster

‘Generous and engaging’ Michael Laskey


Penny Boxall was born in 1987. Her debut collection of poetry, Ship of the Line, was first published in 2014 and relaunched in a new edition by Valley Press in 2018, alongside her second collection Who Goes There?

She won the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the Elmet Trust Competition, and holds an MA with distinction in Creative Writing (Poetry) from UEA. In 2017, she became writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire and a Hawthornden Fellow. Her poem 'A wedding list' won the Mslexia/PBS Women's Poetry Competition 2018.


Edition: First

Date Published: 2018-09-07

ISBN: 9781912436064

Catalogue Number: VP0126

Number of Pages: 48

Cover design by Jamie McGarry

Cover photo by Rich Vintage Photography

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