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Imogen Forster – The Grass Boat
Our bodies press grass flat, the way I’m told hares make their forms in fields: shallow, too easily erased. Breathing seeds and stems, I see we’ve made an outline in the grass, the space a little rowing boat would fill. I’m unafraid to leave the place behind, to think there may not be a boat when I come back. I have learned a thing can both exist and not exist; I understand I have created for myself this boat, and that I’m sailing in it. from ‘The Grass Boat’
‘In these poems with their innate musicality, versatile verse forms and meticulous eye for detail, Imogen Forster doesn’t depict just the natural world and our place in it, but, captivatingly, the complex pattern of premonitions and propitiations that govern our lives.’ Stewart Conn
The Grass Boat is Imogen Forster’s first gathering of poems, which have appeared in many online and print publications. She has worked as a teacher, librarian, journalist and translator. She lives in Edinburgh.
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