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"When Clare Pollard set off on a six-month world trip, she wanted to write a long poem which engaged with what she saw and felt during her travels. On her return, she discovered that her father was seriously ill, and his funeral was held on New Year's Eve." Clare Pollard's third collection is a book about journeys and home. She looks closely at both global issues and the b ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Bloodaxe Books
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The sequence of poems at the end about death and losing someone you love had me in tears multiple times. The poetry is raw and vulnerable, full of beautifully distilled moments and images, and a heartfelt authenticity, especially in the build up to the last few pages.