Lucy Dixcart

Company of Ghosts

Magic, mythology and minimum wage jobs meet and converse in this new collection of poems by Lucy Dixcart. Haunted by a host of former and future selves, Company of Ghosts weaves together preoccupations about motherhood, the natural world, alter egos and the passage of time

ISBN 978-1-912876-83-9
Paperback 52 pages
£9.50 +P&P
a woman with long hair and blue eyes
a woman with long hair and blue eyes


Lucy Dixcart is a Kent-based writer. She was a finalist in the 2021 Brotherton Poetry Prize, with several poems published by Carcanet in the resulting anthology. Her poems have also appeared in publications including The Rialto, Acumen, Wild Court, Stand, Lighthouse, Fenland Poetry Journal and Ink Sweat & Tears. Her pamphlet, Faint, was published by Wild Pressed Books in 2020.

Lucy studied at Trinity College, Oxford, and has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University

“There’s nothing dead-and-gone about the ghosts of this collection; they are parallel lives, ones lived, ones left behind, ones acutely observed, ones caught as echoes from the past. A thread of vivid recollection leads us through life-stages, through seasons, wearing the self with a light touch and a generosity that opens out into a world of possibilities.”

~ Philip Gross


"Dixcart is a poet attentive to the moment. Her poems capture the transitory encounter, illuminate its details, and fix it to the page. Here are ghosts you will want to walk amongst often, figures waiting to be seen, the selves ‘shed…at every threshold.’ Each of them offering a glimpse into the fragilities and strengths of human psyche, of life's ‘unwritten score.’"
~ Rebecca Goss