A spellbinding pamphelt collection from one of today’s most compelling poets. Dark but enjoyable, Loose Ends delivers and urban lyricism stacked with strangeness and empahty, punctuated with telling jabs of realism and stare-me-down honesty. A poetic whack on the side of the head!
Praise for Loose Ends:
“Bernadette Cremin’s new collection is shot thorugh with a sense of mortality and loss; individuals defeated by circumstance finding a way to struggle on; moments of nameless anxiety and awkward intimacy; the sort of friendships that exacerbate lioneliness. These are poems that travel on the bus thorugh a cityscape that is familiar but also invariably a threat.”—Mark Hewit, Director, Lewes Live Lit
“Freaful truths told slant and sequinned as the driven rain. If you ever see Emily Dickinson fingering her mini-skirt beneath a Brighton streetlamp, she’s waiting for Bernadette Cremin’s night bus.”—Naomi Foyle