Author:
Michael Stewart (a published student)
Type:
Poetry
Published:
February 2013
Publisher:
Valley Press
ISBN-13:
978-1908853226

About the publication

Couples is a new poetry publication from award-winning writer Michael Stewart; a blackly comic sequence of poems that explore the nature of co-dependency - of two people who want to be together, but at the same time cannot help but push each other away.

The layout of the book is itself a commentary on the phenomenon - the poems are placed in their own 'couples', twelve pairs that face each other across the page. Sometimes they exchange a glance, sometimes they stand side-by-side, staring out into the abyss; only when the book is closed, and they are in darkness, do they truly come together.

Reviews

Bleak but wonderful... familiar, and of course funny.

Alan Bennett

Dark, funny and twisted, but surprisingly tender.

AL Kennedy