A new collection from the poet shortlisted for Forward Prize for best first collection In Search of Home moves around a single theme with extraordinary range.
Accomplished and intelligent, this is poetry that always satisfies: witty, literate, compassionate and beautifully measured, Chris Considine explores what it means to belong, what might constitute identity, what we might mean by ‘home’ when:
“I’m little more than shreds snagged on nails
of this and that loved and abandoned place”
Chris Considine is a poet and former school-teacher who lived for many years in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, before moving to Plymouth. Her publications include St. Cuthbert and Bystanders (Redbeck Press, 2001) and Swaledale Sketchbook (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2002), which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in the best first collection category in 2002. Her first full collection, Learning to Look, was published by Peterloo Poets in 2003, followed by Quarll, also from Peterloo, in 2006 and Behind the Lines (Cinnamon Press, 2011).