The poems in this collection erupt with beauty and emotional resonance. These are graceful meditations on human relationships with each other and with themselves. The voice of the poet is strikingly unique, but there are also moments when it seems to be coming from within us, from the place of personal wonder: ‘Outside a wood-pigeon coos monotonously / its slung together nest is hidden from view, / just like your knickers are, mostly, / and your feelings about your mother.’ – Romalyn Ante, co-judge of the International Book & Pamphlet Competition
Zoë Walkington lives with her whippets in Woburn Sands in Bedfordshire. She is a Professor of Psychology at the Open University, specialising in the psychology of police investigations. She regularly advises the police on interviewing suspects, and acts as an academic advisor to the BBC on factual crime content. Zoë has published poems in Hinterland, Strix, and The North magazines. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys running, tennis, cycling and dog walking.