Driving in the Dark

Driving in the Dark

by Jean Stevens

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Overview

The poems in Jean Stevens’ latest collection range through everything from a pub on the North York Moors on a black cloaked night, an encounter with a stranger in the dead hours in Soho and jackdaws who come mob-handed, to a reflection on Elisabeth Frink's ‘The Walking Madonna’, an accident on black ice, a muddy quad bike, and a meeting with Beethoven in Burnley.

Among poems inspired by her Yorkshire Dales home (I’ve fallen in love with the bones of this place ... where wind meets wind) are accounts of late love - when you’ve lost your hair, your waistline, your hearing, and your sweating stains the bed, and of quietly desolate loss: I thought I saw and heard you... This is a body of work with a beating heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910981047
Publisher: Naked Eye Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Jean Stevens is a poet, playwright and actor. Her poems have appeared in London Magazine, Stand, The North, Mslexia, The Honest Ulsterman, Other Poetry, Smoke, and the Bridport Prize Anthology (2016), and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She is a past winner of the Yorkshire Post Prize and the Leeds Libraries Writing Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Rialto and Newport prizes.

Jean's plays have been performed at Derby Playhouse, the Edinburgh Festival, Harrogate Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, and her stand-up comedy script won the Polo Prize at London's Comedy Store. As a professional actor she has credits for stage, film and television. jeanstevenspoet.co.uk

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