The territory of Clare Shaw’s third collection isn’t one she chose herself, but one which chose her: the flooded valley and the ruined home in 2015. Intimately interwoven with the breakdown
of a relationship, flooding serves as a powerful metaphor for wider experiences of loss, destruction and recovery.
‘Hold your breath when you read Clare Shaw’s poems. Startling, searing, scorching, this is an emotional blast of a book’ – Jackie Kay