New outsider writing and poetry from Vita Nova. Clean is an anthology of poetry by Vita Nova members. It is the result of creative writing workshops run by Nell Lyshon since 2005. It was published in a distinctive paperback first edition by Vita Nova in October 2011..

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Here is a short film from the Launch night of Clean made by film maker Amanda Lazar.



"Authentic and brilliant words from writers with urgent things to say in fresh and original ways. An outstanding collection"

Writer, Playwright and Writer in Residence for Vita Nova: Nell Leyshon


"The poetry and prose pieces, often bleak, are powerful pieces, technically well-crafted by the six writers whose work is included – Simon McCormack, Jane Cartwright, Gary Pierre, Ryan McCormack, Claire Wyburn and Oliver Bland. Each word earns its keep."

The Bournemouth Echo


"It`s brilliant. From the first piece straight through. Loved reading it, real writing"

Poet and Spoken Word Performance Artist: Polar Bear

"It`s an amazing piece of work"

Creative Director of Outside Edge Theatre Company: Phil Fox

"An exciting collection of service user work which shows the potential for creative writing as a theraputic tool"

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, SLaM: Tim McInerney


Copies of Clean are available for £5 each from the Vita Nova office or through the post (add £1 postage and packing)



For more details contact the Vita Nova office

tel: 01202 309999

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