If We Could Speak Like Wolves
- Kim Moore (a published student)
- The Poetry Business
About the publication
If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Book & Pamphlet Competition, chosen by Carol Ann Duffy. It was also selected as one of the Independent's Books of the Year in 2012; shortlisted for the 2013 Lakeland Book of the Year; and shortlisted for the 2013 Michael Marks Poetry Award.
These are terrifically assured poems — sensual, perceptive, entertaining — which bridge the gap between feeling and utterance with a genuine lyric gift.Carol Ann Duffy
Kim Moore’s poetry is tough and beautiful. It is also an absolutely distinctive presence: hers is a voice that knows its own mind. Moore’s work is drily hilarious but also mysterious, disciplined but also risk-taking. Exact and exacting, she is modernizing the lyric tradition.Fiona Sampson