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The Drowningdays

All cover images are CC-BY-NC-ND

The Drowningdays is a poetry collection from Emma J. Sanderson with wraparound cover art by the poet. It was published in December 2012 as an A5 booklet.

Available to order.


  • An Odd Couple
  • Futility
  • The Dying Church
  • The Cry
  • Archipelago
  • Devotions Devoured
  • Seven Sanctuaries Of Beasts
  • A Song For The Battlefield
  • Waiting In Tune For Time
  • Emergence
  • Bidding For Crows
  • Blackbird
  • Celestial Myriad
  • Etiquette
  • Pleased To Receive Hunger
  • The Figurehead
  • The Spy Bulb
  • The Iron Door
  • Remembering
  • The Past Is Alive
  • A Fakery Of Fools
  • Miracles
  • All The Lonely Souls
  • The Seahorse Of Catalonia
  • A Gift
  • Aching Hearts
  • The Road To Beauty
  • The Dawn Of Death
  • The Final Furlong Of Misery
  • I
  • Blood
  • Immolation
  • Temporary Death
  • You
  • The Bending Of Light
  • Revulsion
  • As I Smile
  • Carrion
  • The Fraternity Of Sinners
  • The Weeping Effigy
  • To An Effigy
  • An Open Window
  • Life In The Mortuary
  • Millennium
  • Rescuing The Dead
  • Emotional Paralysis
  • The Drowningdays
  • Half Reflected
  • The Drumming Madness
  • Rapunzel
  • Victory?
  • What Happens Tomorrow Is Today
  • Illusion
  • A Liar For Every Season
  • As True As Roses
  • Aria For A Mermaid
  • The Heart And The Flying Lobster
  • Fear And Peace


  • The Drowningdays is the longest single-volume booklet from Atlantean Publishing – it contains almost 60 poems – and necessitated the creation of a new pricing band.
  • Nearly a decade after it was published, Christines Despardes reviewed it in The Supplement 99.
  • It is also the first Atlantean booklet to appear with a 'wraparound' cover design, the artwork stretching across both the front and back covers, which is reproduced in its entirety below (All cover images are CC-BY-NC-ND):
The Drowningdays full cover