Christine Webb was born and brought up in Newark in Nottinghamshire. She has worked as a teacher in Kent, the West Midlands, Berkshire and inner and outer London, and now lives in Buckingham with her partner of many years. After Babel is her first collection.
“After Babel shows Christine Webb’s humour and humanity. These poems are witty, heart-warming and, occasionally, heart-breaking. A fresh new voice.” - Jackie Kay
(Nominal aphasia is a condition in which the nouns - but not necessarily other types of words - cannot be accessed by the brain)
They are driving away from me down the where they came from earlier to visit me here in this where I am
And cannot think of how to get away or how I would manage now that the I had so easily once have vanished from my where they were always there ready to roll off my long pink moist where I keep it in my where I eat and spit
Others such as wake shit sleep have stayed but not the what we all used in the old the before the before this happened
So perhaps they won’t come again to see me now I can’t find the whatever they were we always called them to talk
AFTER BABEL Price £7.95 per copy post free (£5.30 post free to Associate Members) Cover illustration: The “Little” Tower of Babel, c.1563, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Rotterdam Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Publication: SUMMER 2004 (76 pages laminated paperback)