Published by Valley Press
A lion attends confession, a woman sleeps with a python, a giraffe walks into a bar… Miles Salter’s second poetry collection is a mixture of surreal, frequently dark comedy and piercing observation, taking inspiration from the natural world and the ‘most dangerous animal of all’, we humans. Consumer culture and the Big Society are also set for a poetic spearing, whether in the sci-fi dystopias of ‘The Queue’ or ‘A Warning’, or the more familiar modern-urban settings of the poet’s first collection, The Border.
“Presents the world through Miles-tinted glasses... a place lit by possibility, mapped by language.” – Ian McMillan on The Border
Miles Salter is a writer and musician based in York. His first novel for teenagers, A Song For Nicky Moon, was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Writing Award (Last Dance, 2010). His first poetry collection (writing as Miles Cain), The Border, was published by Valley Press in 2011. He has also written for several newspapers including the Guardian and the Independent. His poems have appeared in magazines including The Rialto, Ambit, Orbis and South Bank Poetry. Miles is currently director of York Literature Festival.