Thursday 16 May 2013

Recommended Read - 'The Border' (Poetry Collection) by Miles Cain

‘The Border’

By Miles Cain
Published by Valley Press
RRP £7.50 (paperback)
ISBN 9780956890443

One last thing. The heart’s just an engine,
a valve of sorts. That other stuff
(anger, jealousy, compassion etc) –
all of that is up to you. Ready now?
                              Deep breath. Sharp scratch. Here we go.

A woman borrows her husband tongue, a man spends years in a stalled car
, a teenage boy sees a crack divide his town ... In this impressive debut, York-based poet Miles Cain guides readers through an increasingly familiar dystopia of mind and city; a world observed with accuracy, wit and heart. Insightful, surreal and surprising, The Border marks the arrival of a formidable new voice in British poetry.

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