Published by Cinnamon Press
Family and partners feature heavily in this new collection from Kate North, which explores issues of sexual and cultural identity with an unflinching eye. The situations may be intense, uncomfortable and at times painful, but North is not afraid to engage with them with humour and disarming honesty.
“She is among those rare emerging contemporary poets whose work is experimental without drawing attention to itself and whose voice stylishly determines the balance between the peculiar and the ordinary, narrative and instances and poetry and prose.”
Kate North’s poetry has been widely anthologised and can be read in Not a Muse (2010) and The Pterodactyl’s Wing: Welsh World Poetry (2003). Her first novel, Eva Shell, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2008. She was poetry editor for Aesthetica magazine in 2006-2007, and currently edits for Iota. She recently edited The C Word, an anthology of writing by students at the University of Wales, Cardiff (Cinnamon, 2011). She has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Cardiff University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She currently lives and teaches in Cardiff at Cardiff Metropolitan University.