Launch: ‘Heart Murmur’ by Emma Storr

Venue: Seven Artspace, 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD
Telephone: 0113 26 26 777
Date: 22nd May
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: Free event


Emma Storr will read poems from her newly-published pamphlet Heart Murmur, published by Calder Valley Poetry, a collection of 27 poems with a medical theme, based on Emma’s experience as a doctor, patient and human being. They are varied in form and subject, humour and gravity.

Also reading a selection of poems are well-known poets, John Foggin and Carole Bromley.


“Emma Storr draws on her scientific knowledge and medical experience in deft and lyrical ways to create different voices and styles. In her calm objectivity, in her honesty and accuracy of perception, she teaches us all that we should listen better. ” John Foggin.

“Heart Murmur is written from a place of humanity and wisdom. In poems which explore our fragile bodies and selves with forensic kindness, Emma Storr shares her medical and life experience with warmth and humour in extraordinary pieces that stay in one’s mind long after reading. A stunning poetic debut.” James Nash.


John Foggin lives in West Yorkshire. He is resident blogger for Write Out Loud. He was a winner of the 2016 Poetry Business International Pamphlet Competition . His work has appeared in numerous journals, and anthologies including The Forward Book of Poetry [2015, 2018]. His latest pamphlet was Advice to a traveller (Indigo Dreams 2018), and a new one, Dark Watchers, will be published in May 2019 by Calder Valley Poetry.


Carole Bromley lives in York where she is the stanza rep and runs poetry surgeries. Winner of many prizes, including the Bridport, she has three collections with Smith/Doorstop, most recently a children’s collection, Blast Off! Carole is currently working on a pamphlet about her recent experience of brain surgery and also on a second children’s book. Her website is

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