Indoor Skydiving
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Indoor Skydiving


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This book harnesses the momentum and paradox of ‘indoor skydiving’ to ask searching questions about identity, mortality and exile. Challenging, contemporary and playful, it explores subjects as diverse as human trafficking and celebrity in the digital age with humour, vitality and practical compassion. A love of language and an incisive craft unify the personal and political, with nothing taken for granted.

 

‘River Wolton is a poet to watch.’ – Moniza Alvi

‘Poems full of life and promise.’ – Alison Brackenbury

‘Her gift is to allow us to understand the personal challenges of sadness, conflict and even fear, by considering the global urgencies of war, poverty and violence.’ – Magma

‘She re-defines the role and purpose of the poet in the UK.’ – The Cadaverine

‘She knows that heavy subjects are best delivered in the lightest language. Her first collection is a single bullet, and its poems are shrapnel.’ – Stride

‘She writes about the big subjects – life, love and death – in a gloriously easy and accessible style.’ – Tribune 


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