Caroline Hardaker is a poet and novelist from the northeast of England. She has published two collections of poetry, and her work has appeared worldwide in print and on BBC radio. She is Writer in Residence for Newcastle Puppetry Festival and is currently collaborating with the Royal Northern College of Music to produce a cycle of songs to be performed throughout the year. She lives and writes in Newcastle.
A strong debut, and one that makes me want to read more from this up-and-coming author. Caroline Hardaker's debut poetry pamphlet is a triumph of contemporary myth-making. Deliciously creepy! an unapologetic, intimate tale of our shared human fragility, and the deceptions we employ to keep from breaking. The writing is wistful and works in such a way you don't realise how wonderfully strange the book is until you are enfolded in it. As thought-provoking as it is chilling. Explores what constitutes love, how to build a life when a lot we take for granted is missing, and what it takes to 'glue together a splitting world.' A delicate and terrifying prospect of our future, with the most lovable creatures. Creepy and enthralling, Hardaker's superbly written debut will drip feed you dread from beginning to end. Highly recommended.