Constitutional – a new collaboration with Brad Purshouse and Graham Peet

During lockdown early in 2020 Poet Laureate for the City of Wolverhampton, Emma, and her Dad, Brad Purshouse, created a book of pictures and poems.  Brad took photographs on his daily exercise walks around Bantock Park, and Emma created examples of Japanese style tanka poems to go with each one.  “It was a great way  of keeping connected with each other during difficult times.” said Emma, “We posted each day on Facebook, and people seemed to like them.  They were saying we should make a book, and that’s when Graham Peet offered to help us do just that.”  Graham, Emma and Brad collaborated to create the full colour publication and agreed that the proceeds from sales would be split between Friends of Bantock and The Well foodbank.  The first run of books, called ‘Constitutional’, has already sold out.  If you would like to find out more about this project email





  1. David Jolley-Reply
    November 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I have only recently heard of your book based on pictures and thoughts of Bantock Park during the lockdown. An interesting project. But I find it is already sold out. Will you be considering another print run

    • Emma-Reply
      November 23, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Hi David. You must be a mind reader 🙂 I actually ordered another print run today due to people asking if they could get one having missed out the first time. So yes if you’d like to order do send me an email

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