Among the White Roots by Bethany W Pope















I remember — I’ll tell you — how (ripe with
New love) I plunged into Death’s land.

Among the White Roots is an underworld journey told in double-acrostic sonnets, deconstructed acrostic sestina cycles, and an acrostic specular, all weaving together the voices of birds, the dead, weapons, gods, and of course, our narrator.

The entrance to hell awaits–in Swindon.


Praise for Bethany W Pope

“A creative force to be reckoned with.” – Grant Tarbard

“[Bethany W Pope] is a formidable technician with moments of real power.” – David Cooke

“So many poets fall under the strictures of form; Pope soars.” – Neil Fulwood


Among the White Roots is currently available on Lulu. Coming soon to Amazon.


Bethany W Pope is an award-winning writer. She has published several collections of poetry: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012), Crown of Thorns (Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press, 2014), and Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014). Her collection The Rag and Boneyard was published in April 2016, and her debut novel Masque was published by Seren Books in June.