Set against the changing landscape of the west end of Newcastle in the 1960s, Kathleen Kenny connects 'the accidental fall from childhood' to the violent demolition of a working-class community making way for the promise of a new Brasilia.
"Deeply-felt poems suffused with a poignant sense of loss. An impressive collection."
"Well crafted, intellectually sharp and emotionally convincing."
Kathleen Kenny is the daughter of an Irish mother and Irish-Geordie father. Her previous poetry collections include Sex & Death, Goosetales and other Flights, Sandblasting the Cave and Firesprung. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she works as a Creative Writing tutor for the Centre for Lifelong Learning.