• THIS IS THE STATION •
WHERE YOU GET CHANGED
Author: Lucy Holt
Binding, Publication: PARIAH PRESS
Publication Date: May 2016
Format: Chapbook (198mm x 129mm)
Printing: Spot Risograph & Digital
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~ • Synopsis • ~
This Is The Station Where You Get Changed is a poetic quartet written in free verse, about the parts that drift. Miscommunication. Fragments sticking against the noise of the city. Intersections, boundaries, and the urban ritual garbled amongst people and the places they inhabit.
Lucy Holt is a Lancastrian poet and journalist based in Sheffield; This Is The Station Where You Get Changed is her debut poetry collection.
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~ • Praise For This is the Station Where You Get Changed • ~
“One thing leads to another in Lucy Holt’s poems but the other thing is never quite what you’d expect. Here’s a poet who takes on the pitfalls of meaning and knows the good uses of ambiguity. Her Transpennine Express is no ordinary train just as her poems are more than accustomed reflections. They jump as poems should and here they are to enjoy.”
Alan Halsey – author of Five Years Out, Marginalien, The Text of Shelley’s Death, and founder of West House Books.
“This absorbing exploration takes us back and forth to familiar scenarios, cities and comforts in which are still nameless and shadowed. Tickling and sobering us up from a mechanic slumber – with bright savoury subtle intelligence and humour, which still shouldn’t be messed with – to the nothingness of summer, to hungover and fragile dystopian geography and restlessness, making you rethink and rethink. A gleaming railroad of what is essentially the ‘Now’ for youth.”
Hamish Rush – actor and writer.
“The sense of suspension in these poems is impossible to escape. As if they were written in a time- days or weeks- that were cancelled, erased completely from the calendar.”
Nick Power – author of Holy Nowhere and member of The Coral.
“Charming, sweet, dark and unique observations on people and cities and words and the world. I read it and felt restless, in the best possible way.”
Daniel Hopewell – writer and member of The Crookes