The Last Parent by Anne Stewart

The Last Parent

Second full UK collection The Last Parent, Second Light Publications, 2019.

The Lost ParentThis book includes a wide selection of Anne Stewart’s poems new since The Janus Hour(Oversteps 2010) together with a highly original sequence of some 30 poems under the eponymous title The Last Parent, which focuses on the bereaved daughter’s role as Executor, juxtaposing the responses of both, where the struggle is, on the one hand, with grieving and memories and, on the other, with practical tasks and demanding paperwork.

Combining such disparate subject-matters explores, in an informative, helpful, documentary style, territory where contemporary poetry rarely treads.

Pre-order offer: buy in advance of publication discounted to £7 (from £9.95). Order Form or from the poetry p f online shop.

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