Like Other Animals by Lois Williams
Lois Williams grew up on Britain’s Wash coast and spent many years abroad teaching as a university lecturer and as a visiting poet in the USA. Her writing is featured on both sides of the Atlantic. She now lives in Norfolk, where she works as an editor.
Here, in her debut pamphlet, the natural world (including the world of the body) proves faulty, mysterious and resilient. She reflects on loss and luck, on places loved and places discovered, on childhood and childlessness. Her tenderness of detail is heart-stopping.