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.
Runner-up, Best Collaborative Work, Saboteur Awards 2015.
Sarah Miller is a poet, playwright and theatre deviser based in Salford. She has facilitated workshops from South Cumbria to West Africa and worked as a theatre director, writer-in-residence and dramaturg, collaborating with communities, visual artists, dance companies and sonic improvisers.
Melanie Rees is a playwright, poet, and winner of the City Life Best of Manchester play award. A trained special needs and behaviour teacher, she has taught and lived in India, Israel, Poland, Chicago and Sydney.
"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