- Helen Mort FRSL (one of our writers)
- November 2013
- Random House UK
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.
'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