Amy Key is a poet and writer based in London. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Luxe and Isn't Forever, which was a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice and a Book of the Year in the Guardian, New Statesman and The Times. Her poems have been widely published and anthologised, and her essays have appeared in At the Pond, Granta, the Poetry Review and elsewhere.
The book I've been waiting for my entire life. Utterly beautiful
and funny and true.
*Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love*
Marks an important shift in ideas about intimacy and solitude.
A beautiful, painful, liberating book. Amy Key writes with such tenderness and insight.
*Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City*
This raw, gorgeous, pulsing memoir the harbinger of a real talent.
Fearless... Wonderfully, Key's prose retains all the intimacy of her verse. Arrangements in Blue is a tender, subversive study of love in its myriad forms.
A startlingly honest account of long-term singledom hits a courageous sweet spot, tackling the issue with heart… Her singular voice on this (almost) taboo subject is to be celebrated.
*Sunday Times, *Books of the Year**
Amy Key writes with rare integrity, courage and style... A beautiful and necessary book.
*Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent*
Combines memoir with gentle manifesto, investigating our cultural obsession with coupledom... It transforms the hyper-personal into a tender, universal portrait of fashioning a life on your own terms.
Arrangements in Blue is a short read, but each page feels so full and worth savouring.
Arrangements in Blue took my breath away... Even in the process of reading it for the first time I knew it would be a book I would return to again and again.
*Sophie Mackintosh, author of Blue Ticket*