‘I was too ill to write as normal, but the poems kept flowing’: Alwyn Marriage on her long battle with Covid, and the loss of a loved one

Alwyn Marriage is a much-published poet and novelist, and publisher, who last year found herself facing the “jaws of hell”. Her latest poetry collection Pandora’s Pandemic tells how she and her husband succumbed to Covid after attending a literary festival in the early months of the disease, and how her brother died of it. She has since suffered long Covid as well. In an interview with Write Out Loud she talks of those long ha...

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