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DAY 8: THE ART OF FALLING

Posted on December 08 2017

For our 8th day of special offers, you can purchase Kim Moore's Geoffrey Faber prize winning collection The Art of Falling, published by Seren, with 40% off!

Kim Moore, in her lively debut poetry collection, The Art of Falling, sets out her stall in the opening poems, firmly in the North amongst ‘My People’: “who swear without knowing they are swearing… scaffolders and plasterers and shoemakers and carers…”. ‘A Psalm for the Scaffolders’ is a hymn for her father’s profession.

The title poem riffs on the many sorts of falling “so close to failing or to falter or to fill”. The poet’s voice is direct, rhythmic, compelling. These are poems that confront the reader, steeped in realism, they are not designed to soothe or beguile. They are not designed with careful overlays of irony and although frequently clever, they are not pretentious but vigorously alive and often quite funny. In the first section there is: a visit to a Hartley street spiritualist, a train trip from Barrow to Sheffield, a Tuesday at Wetherspoons.

Use the code XMAS8 in the promotional field at check-out when purchasing The Art of Falling here to claim your 40% discount!

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