Swarf is a book about life in a small town, its mad Fridays, slow Sundays and long afternoons in the pub. It is a book of poems about living and learning, about hospitals, park-life, martial arts and greyhounds.
Chris Kinsey is a freelance writer, tutor, and rescuer of greyhounds. Her previous books are Kung Fu Lullabies (2004) and Cure for a Crooked Smile (2009), both published by Ragged Raven Press. Her stage play, Feathering the Dark, was shown at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and her short play, I and I, at Venue Cymru. She writes a regular Nature Diary for Cambria and was runner-up in Natur Cymru’s 2010 ‘Inspired by Nature’ competition. She has read at the Ledbury and Hay festivals, and her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales. She is a member of Academi, Powys Arts Forum and the board of Ty Newydd, The National Writing Centre for Wales. She lives in mid-Wales.