A Kind of Mink by Heather Young,
To buy this book, either:
our umbilical cord
yours because you tugged
at my placenta
to hear your voice
before you mewed
and while the midwife dithered
you tied me in knots
I can't escape from
nor ever would
"Heather Young is a lively, fresh Northern voice; here are vivid poems about ordinary life that are bright, memorable and accessible. Anyone who has had a life will know these poems!
This book, along with Jeanne Macdonald's white lies are harmless, was launched in a highly successful event at Durham Literature Festival on 27 September 2004.
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