A collection full of darkly resonant tales, ingenious parables, curiously haunted palaces and beautifully observed images of the natural world.
‘In Catherine Fisher’s arresting new poems, the everyday business of life is re-imagined from intriguing points of view and with a great lyricism. A house talks back to its owner, a tenant’s mail pools in a hallway, the awkwardness of a life drawing class is conjured… This is an accessible poetry which, by stepping to the side for a moment to record a telling detail or deliver an unforgettable ending, can change the way we see the rooms and days we move through.’
– Jonathan Edwards
‘Strange and surreal, planets like Gravitas and Babel reconnect the boundless possibilities of science fiction with the marvellous islands encountered by legendary adventurers.’
– Wales Arts Review
‘It is the dark thread, the blood among the flowers, that gives these poems their vigour and vim. Those already familiar with Fisher’s acclaimed fantasy novels will find the same blend of lyricism and violence here.’
– Sheenagh Pugh.