My second pamphlet, Somewhere Between Rose and Black (2017), is published by V. Press.
“There is a disquiet that moves through these poems. Walker explores what it means to create a sense of home, and how the people within it build our longings around us. Beautiful work by a rising star in poetry. These are words that linger after the last page.” Angela Readman
“Claire Walker’s quiet, almost still, narrative through these poems could reflect their rural setting or the sadness within the protagonist, yet that quietness is deceptive. There are passions here amid the juxtaposition of man and stag. These poems will have you checking your fingernails for soil, seeing antlers in your peripheral vision.” Brett Evans
The inspiration for Somewhere Between Rose and Black came from reading a diary that my Great-Auntie Mollie wrote when she and her husband were renovating a run-down cottage in rural Worcestershire in 1960’s.
A sample poem from the pamphlet, as well as information on how to purchase a copy, can be found on the V. Press website.
Somewhere Between Rose and Black was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the 2018 Saboteur Awards.
Becky Varley-Winter’s review of the pamphlet can be found on Sabotage Reviews, here.