Isabelle Kenyon is a northern writer and the author of poetry collections, This is not a Spectacle, Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House) and Potential (Ghost City Press). She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press, a socially conscious small press for chapbooks and anthologies. She was shortlisted for the Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize 2019.
She has headlined at Cafe Del Nino's spoken word night, Cannock, and has opened Coventry Cathedral's Plumb Line Festival. She opened Leeds International Festival as part of the 2019 'Sex Tapes' and for Apples and Snakes' 'Deranged Poetesses' 2019.
She is a fierce dog lover and a confessed caffeine addict.
THE TOWN TALKS by Isabelle Kenyon
THE TOWN TALKS explores the lives of twins Michael and David, removed from their father as babies and later separated from each other when Michael is abducted.
Michael and David live separate lives and David only finds out the truth when he discovers Michael’s autobiography, learning his twin’s date of death.
Judith, their mother, never gives up on finding Michael. The story is told in short chapters from her perspective as she navigates single parenthood, the loss of her child, and life in a new town.
She needed a brew. Or a gin, but she didn’t want to be an alcoholic (she thinks she has it in her, the addictive gene). It was a large, noisy house but lonely when the boys had gone to bed. There had been a wedding and a husband before this silent town and draughty house. There had been flowers and spontaneity before the boys. After, there had been smashed plates and empty beer bottles. Paul had tried his best to love her and the boys, but it seemed like he was only capable of doing one or the other.