The ‘Emergency Poet’ Is Opening A Poetry Pharmacy

“[Deborah] Alma, who as the ‘Emergency Poet’ has prescribed poems as cures from the back of a 1970s ambulance for the last six years, is now setting up a permanent outlet in a shop at Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire. … Together with her partner, the TS Eliot prize-shortlisted poet James Sheard, Alma is preparing to turn [the shop] into a haven ‘to help ease a variety of maladies with the soothing therapy of Poetry’.” — The Guardian