The Little God of Damage Limitation, Aileen La Tourette


Joint winner of the Live Canon pamphlet competition 2021

Available for pre-order. Copies will be sent out on the 24th/25th

Aileen La Tourette has published two volumes of poetry with Headland, ‘Downward Mobility’ and ‘Touching Base’, and four novels; two with Virago, one with Ilura Press (Australia) and one with Caliband (UK). The last, The Oldest Girlwas published in 2011, the year she retired from lecturing in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University.

Her poem ‘The Diving Horse’ won the Live Canon International Poetry Competition in 2016. She facilitates a poetry group at Mind in Birkenhead, and in 2015 she completed a qualification as a poetry therapy practitioner.