“A collection, written in English and Scots, that explores immigration, home and place. The people could be poet, family, reader or all of us on this drowning, burning earth. The present could be this moment, or a past so intensely remembered, or a future so powerfully imagined that past, present and future are simultaneously here. We are with a poet who knits intricate patterns of sound and image, line to line.” - Duncan McLean
Alison Flett is originally from Scotland. There, she published three poetry collections, one of which was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Since her move to Australia, her work has been published in many anthologies and journals including Cordite Poetry Review, Island, Southerly and Westerly. She has been longlisted for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize and the Bridport Short Story Prize, shortlisted for the Whitmore Press Manuscript Award, the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award, The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize. In 2020, she won the Olga Masters Short Story Awards. She is an arts reviewer for InReview, commissioning editor for Transnational Literature and publisher at Little Windows Press.