Bone Ovation

Bird, beast or man, we each have the same element at our core: bones. While our forms may change, the bones always remain – and in this thrilling debut, the poet celebrates their beauty and structure though folk tales, philosophy, daydreams and night terrors.

Aided by a host of characters including a girl who fell in love with a mountain, a woman who can only ever look at you sideways, and a man made of bees, within this slim volume Caroline Hardaker creates a dozen unforgettable worlds entirely her own.

(Published by Valley Press, 2017)
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‘Unforgettably arresting.’
– Travelling Man

‘The poems in Bone Ovation are simultaneously soothing and sinister. Each piece here is its own myth – myths that have waited for the right poet to come along before they could be told. Prepare to be transported, disturbed, and enchanted.
– Kate Garrett

‘Bone Ovation is brilliantly observed and refreshingly unique. The kind of poetry I love!’
– Stephen Daniels, Amaryllis