Author:
Helen Mort FRSL (one of our writers)
Type:
Poetry
Published:
November 2013
Publisher:
Random House UK
ISBN-13:
978-0701186845

About the publication

A stone is lobbed in ’84, hangs like a star over Orgreave. Welcome to Sheffield. Border-land,our town of miracles…"  –Scab

From the clash between striking miners and police to the delicate conflicts in personal relationships, Helen Mort’s stunning debut is marked by distance and division. Named for a street in Sheffield, this is a collection that cherishes specificity: the particularity of names; the reflections the world throws back at us; the precise moment of a realization. Distinctive and assured, these poems show us how, at the site of conflict, a moment of creation and reconciliation can be born.

Reviews

'An exciting collection from a writer who knows the value of the past, and how to set it against the present to illuminate them both'

Ian McMillan