Caroline Bird – Watering Can



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Caroline Bird’s two earlier collections were acclaimed for their exuberant energy, surreal imagination and passion – ‘a bit of a Howl for a new generation’, wrote the “Hudson Review”. “Watering Can” celebrates life as an early twenty-something. The poems, writes Caroline Bird, ‘contain prophetic videos, a moon colonised by bullies, weeping scholars, laughing ducks, silent weddings – all the fertiliser that pours on top of your head.’ The extraordinary verve and compassion of her verse propels us into the anxiety of new responsibilities. Raw but never hopeless, “Watering Can” has comedy, wordplay and bright self-deprecation.

Caroline appeared at our 2020 festival at the Saturday Headline event and delivered an excellent workshop. For our 2022 festival, she is our Competition Judge and will host our Competition Winners event at the festival.

Price £9.95

ISBN: 9781847770882

Date: 28th November 2009

Format: Paperback

Extent: 80 pp


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