couples_coverA blackly comic sequence of poems that explore the nature of co-dependency – of two people who want to be together, but at the same time cannot help but push each other away.  The poems are placed in their own ‘couples’, twelve pairs that face each other across the page. Sometimes they exchange a glance, sometimes they stand side-by-side, staring out into the abyss; only when the book is closed, and they are in darkness, do they truly come together.

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Mike blogs about the writing of ‘Couples’ here.

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ypost_logo“Inspired words and seeing differently,” says Ian McMillan.

Alan Bennett says: ‘Bleak (but wonderful)… familiar, and of course funny.’

t&aMarked with wryness, warmth and sympathy.

A L Kennedy: ‘Dark, funny and twisted, but surprisingly tender.

sabotage…particularly notable for its use of the pamphlet form, presenting pairs of poems…which face each other on the odd and even pages of the book…The poems often talk to each other in a more or less direct way.‘ (David Clarke)