"For a while, living a digital life was like being a successful swan. Dignified gliding over the lake like you understood the way the world worked, the world being hard bright stones at the bottom of the lake and you on the surface, held up."
Is our identity more of a composite than we realise?
We often think of ourselves as formed from our core values or our DNA, but in this volume of poetry Mary Macpherson explores identity as a creation of the interactions we have with others: friends, family and the wider world, and the evolving role technology now plays in this. A playful and provocative collection that drills into our social and media selves using elements from short stories, art projects and films.
Mary Macpherson is a photographer and poet. Her photography has been widely exhibited and her poetry has been published in literary journals such as 'Sport' and 'Landfall' and as part of the collaborative work 'Millionaire’s Shortbread'. She has also been published in 'Etchings', 'Snorkel' and 'Turbine'.
A beguiling set of poems that celebrates the sound of language while creating a thought-provoking series of connections between us and the natural and artificial worlds we interact with or seemingly choose to ignore.