The Day of the Flying Ants


The Day of the Flying Ants is about home and leaving home. Much of this entertaining pamphlet focuses on finding, losing, and loving a sense of place. Ants fly when they’re compelled to leave home, when they’ve grown up, when there’s no place in the nest anymore. Whether in Derbyshire or Wales, these well-observed poems find their own place in an odd but familiar world.

Emily Cotterill is an exciting new voice, spiky, neo-punk in her hard-edged reminisces of her upbringing in the Midlands, from Derbyshire pubs, teenage wet kisses and nervous hands to her present anchorage in Wales. Her Alfreton idiolect and Shane Meadowsian observations sing from the pages.
– Rhian Edwards

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