Kat Dixon-Ward - Pond
Veer2 Publication 027 [ISBN: 978-1-911567-52-3] 22.89x16.2cm size. 28 pages. June 2023.
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Kat Dixon-Ward - Pond

'As lucid and teeming with life as the water it describes … It is a gorgeous debut from an original new voice.'

- Erica McAlpine

'A microcosm comes vividly alive in the constantly shifting tones, forms and moods of a beautifully sustained interchange. This is a terrific pamphlet, by a remarkably versatile lyric poet.'

- Lucy Newlyn

'This is a poem sequence I was immediately captivated by. The acute sharpness of the language as it trips into and over the edges of expression gives the collection a spikey fluidness that continually surprises […] This is my kind of ponding.'

- Stephen Mooney

'Kat Dixon-Ward’s Pond (Veer) is a forensic look at the intricacies of a single ecosystem: the personified “Pond”, who “tells me she is old […] rust in her piping, stiff toads in her pockets”. Pond is witty and worldly, still capable of “well[ing] up, / unexpectedly”, “on the backs of roofs / in the park, or curled / in the eddies of rivers / on the tube, where the people flood”, there being apparently no place so urban the water cycle cannot determine it.'

- Times Literary Supplement

This is part of a new series of Veer Books to be produced and published jointly in the University of Surrey and the CPRC, Birkbeck College.
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