'In their dealings with things left unsaid, Cara Brennan's poems can be eerily atmospheric and unsettling, as though written from a world next door to the everyday. Destroyed Dresses
is an intriguing and promising start.' --Sean O'Brien, two-times Forward Prize winning poet
'Cara Brennan's first pamphlet moves with a passionate but precise gaze between memory and presence. Always alert to tiny details, both physical and emotional, she fixes on those imperfections that evoke perfectly her chilly landscapes and tender interiors. The image of the dress recurs - designed, worn, shed, recycled - a metaphor for her precise craft as well as a symbol of the heart's journey through these nimble and compelling poems.' --W.N. Herbert, two-times T.S. Eliot Prize shortlisted poet
'Poised and clear-spoken, these poems capture the fleeting moment. Brennan details human warmth, ever alive to the wider world's chill. Her imagery shimmers, her tone is urgent.' --Christy Ducker, author of multi-prize-winning pamphlet Armour
About the Author
Cara Brennan was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in 1990, and studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She has worked for Flambard Press and Mslexia, and more recently at Newcastle s Lit & Phil library. She is a graduate of the Writing Squad.
Her poetry has been published in Stanza Stones: The Anthology, and by Ink Sweat and Tears, Dead Ink, The Cadaverine, Pomegranate, Myths of the Near Future, NAWE and The Beat. Destroyed Dresses marks the first time her work has been published in a single volume.