Closed: Win a signed copy of the Harry Styles inspired Gold Light Shining by Bebe Ashley

Enter for your chance to win a signed copy of this Harry Styles inspired poetry collection.


“A lush mixtape of love poems to an artist, his influences and to pop music itself.”
— Claire Askew

In her debut collection of poetry, Bebe Ashley spins gold from the detritus of the internet. A landscape often depicted as a wasteland is illuminated in poems that explore celebrity, obsession, sexuality, coming of age, and that charismatic enigma, Harry Styles.

Inspired by sources as diverse as Styles’ track listings, Scandi web series Skam, and One Direction newsletters, Gold Light Shining spins us across continents on a tour of the surreal highs and absurd lows of celebrity culture. These are poems of youth and yearning, yet they’re suffused with the hard-won wisdom that the communities we build can be as meaningful as the families we’re born into.

Perceptive, witty, and exuberant, Gold Light Shining introduces an essential new voice; one that captures how pop culture’s Technicolor joy disrupts our greyscale world.

“With Gold Light Shining, Bebe Ashley manages to celebrate all the wild intensity of individual fandom in a way that is instantly recognisable to all, managing to capture the instant nostalgia that comes with an obsessive interest in the pop firmament, ‘a collective popular object’. In these pages ‘there is something that reminds me / of the best photo from a cheap camera’, and like such photos, these poems call you back again and again.” — David Toms

If you’d like to get your hands on a signed copy of Gold Light Shining, simply follow the instructions in the tweet below for your chance to win:

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Terms and Conditions
1. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
2. This giveaway is open to worldwide residents.
3. This giveaway opens Sunday October 11 at 12pm BST and closes on Saturday October 31 at 9pm BST.
4. One (1) winner will be selected at random from all applicable entries. The prize consists of one (1) copy of Bebe Ashley’s ‘Gold Light Shining’ (2020)
5. Winners will be contacted via Twitter direct message by @unitedbypop after the giveaway closes. Winners must provide United By Pop with their full name and mailing address to receive their prize. If a winner fails to do so within 24 hours of being contacted, the winner forfeits their prize and a new winner will be selected.
6. United By Pop are not responsible for prizes that are lost or damaged in the post. Prizes may take up to 6 weeks to arrive.
7. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Harry Styles, Sony Music, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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