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The stunning new collection from the winner of the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize.

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Katharine Towers was born in London and read Modern Languages at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Her first collection, The Floating Man, won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for both the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, as well as being long listed for the Guardian First Book Award. She lives in the Peak District with her husband and two daughters.


There is so much to praise about the writing: clarity, generosity and grace. There are no barriers between poem and reader. . .[Towers] writes with a marvellously gentle wit and a metrical intelligence. . .Quite how she manages the balancing act between entertainment and something that comes close to a prayer, that catches at your throat, is beyond me * Guardian *
Each of these short poems shines with soft, lyrical grace; she writes about birds, flowers and objects in clear, generous language that reaches out towards the reader, embracing and never pushing away. * Daily Mail *

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