Pieces of Us is an eagerly-awaited first collection, full of Sally Flint's sensuous, groundedand well-crafted darts into those 'spots of time' that reverberate again and again for the reader, rendered as they are in engaging, compelling and memorable detail.
'Sally Flint's poems are often startlingly original. She dares to take risks when tackling dramatic situations and great skill is demonstrated in her powerful evocation of character, atmosphere and place.' - Robyn Bolam "Sally Flint is especially good at the slow reveal. Her poems show us half-glimpsed worlds, narratives articulated by the telling detail. If these are tasters of what is to come then Flint's is a bright future indeed." - Julia Copus "Sally Flint is the real deal and the lives that weave in and out of her first collection, as uncanny as a folktale, as urgent as the day you're reading this recommendation, reveal a world where every sound is beautiful which tells of life. This is refreshing, hard won poetry. Pieces of Us is the result of a discipline and a winnowing which gives us the object, the gesture, the image that condenses a novel into a stanza. Essential.' - Luke Kennard
About Sally Flint
Sally Flint grew up in the West Midlands and now lives in Exeter. Her poetry and prose have been widely published, anthologised and won awards. She teaches creative writing, facilitates community workshops and is co-founder/editor of Riptide short story journal and Canto Poetry at the University of Exeter. She also works with Devon Drugs Service and Devon Community Foundation on a project 'Stories Connect', based on the University of Massachusetts' programme, 'Changing Lives through Literature.' Her research interests include healthcare in the arts, and the evolution of ekphrasis, especially the relationship between poetry, visual art and technology.
Table of Contents
Meat Factory 1 The Meredith Brothers 2 Circa 1962 3 The Piano Tuner 4 Flash 6 Goal 7 Longbridge to Lowestoft 8 Break Down 9 Truants 10 Bird 11 Digitalis 12 You, Me and the Bookcase 13 Instinct 14 Black Confetti 16 Post Party Timing is Perfect 17 Leave Me Nothing 18 Rocket Man 20 Two Couples Fishing 21 Name 22 The Hospital Party 24 The Truth about Nurses 25 The Guilt of Nightshifts 26 Shifts 27 Flight 28 Sometimes, when a man stops there's no starting him 29 You were the man 30 One of us had already tipped the waiters 31 Lights 32 Their Paths Must Have Crossed 33 Eye 34 We Arrive by Truck 35 Release 36 Tower of Mothers 37 Waiting in Treptower Park 38 In the Making 39 Reflection of a Garden 40 Thanks to the Men Who Made Me Feel Beautiful 41 Sleeping in the Boys' Room 42 Uncle 43 Mother, Father, Doctor, Ghost 45 Descent 46 Pieces of Us 47 Big City 48 Amnesty 49 From a Balcony 50 In the Darkness 51 Investigation of an Island 52 Roland's Boat 53 The Meander Field 54 Part of Our Lives 55 The Colour of Snow 56 The Big House 57 Last Act
Pieces of Us by Sally Flint
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