Selkie Singing at the Passing Place
[Sarah Miller & Melanie Rees]
ISBN 978-0-9576639-5-4 | 92pp | 2015
rrp £8.99 | ebook £5.99
RUNNER UP Best Collaborative Work, Saboteur Awards 2015
Sarah and Melanie met when they shared a big white house on an island, next to a passing place. They waded out, sang selkie songs to a seal they named Sir Douglas, shared stories, poems, wine and secrets, and decided to create something together.
This is their potent and poetic debut collection.
Includes a Foreword by Gerry Potter.
"This is a collection to enjoy slowly, piece by piece, like the very finest chocolates - and then, because it's better than chocolates, to enjoy and appreciate again and again." - Cathy Bryant, poet & editor of Best of Manchester Poets
"Rees and Miller depict our awkward, impossible world using believable voices that complement each other, summoning up lovers, relatives and totemic birds to capture the idiocy / wonder / terror of life." - copland smith, poet
"Love and joy are the predominant emotions: these are positive poems with their feet planted on the ground and their heads in the air." - Steven Waling, poet & reviewer
"From Sydney to Scotland via Salford and Barrow-in-Furness, Melanie and Sarah transport the reader to strange yet recognisable worlds." - Rosie Garland, poet & novelist
Cover photo by Melanie Rees, design by Brink.