I did it too by Deanna Rodger

I DID IT TOO by Deanna Rodger

Burning Eye are thrilled to announce the release of I Did It Too by acclaimed poet Deanna Rodger, illustrated by Joanna Layla. The long-awaited debut collection will be available in all good book stores from 19th August 2017. The book is launched at the iconic Waterstones Gower Street on 20th September 2017.

Deanna Rodger has been integral to the progression of performance poetry and spoken word in the U.K, especially in London where she has made a name for herself as part of the poetry collectives Keats House Poetry Forum and Point Blank Poets and the popular poetry events Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me. Deanna currently teaches the Writing Poetry for Performance module with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University, writes for the Young Vic (Now We Are Here 2016, Sing Before You Speak Again 2017) and was named one of the ’30 most inspirational women under 30′ by ELLE UK.

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The wrap around book cover design | “a watercolour canvas of reds blacks greys”


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the book cover features my hand-lettering


The book features a series of full page illustrations – playing with the metaphor of the streetlight – a recurring motif in Deanna’s poetry.



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The Process – the cover designs


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