From the clash between striking miners and police to the delicate conflicts in personal relationships, Helen Mort’s stunning debut is marked by distance and division. Named for a street in Sheffield, this is a collection that cherishes specificity: the particularity of names; the reflections the world throws back at us; the precise moment of a realisation. Distinctive and assured, these poems show us how, at the site of conflict, a moment of reconciliation can be born.
Helen appeared at our very first Verve in 2017, performing wonderfully at our Saturday headline event! She has also been involved editing some of Verve Poetry Press’s books, such as Beth Calverley’s Brave Faces & Other Smiles and Sophie Sparham’s The Man Who Ate 50,000 Weetabix. Needless to say, we are HUGE fans of Helen and her work.
Date: 5th September 2013
Extent: 80 pp