"Poems full of life and promise."
"She explores a palpable contemporary world, tilting it to view its planes and angles. She is alert to the experience of exile and displacement, and ‘Departures 4.30 am’ is a necessary 21st century poem. Her writing is rhythmic, confident, the details telling. River Wolton is a poet to watch."
"Her gift is to allow us to better understand the personal challenges of sadness, conflict and even fear, by considering the global urgencies of war, poverty and violence."
Rosie Shepperd, Magma
River Wolton grew up in London and lived in Sheffield for twenty years before moving to Derbyshire. She is a freelance writer and facilitator, and was Derbyshire Poet Laureate 2007–9. This is her first full-length collection.
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