Widely published in journals and anthologies, Rosie Miles has an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Manchester Metropolitan University and currently teaches English Literature at the University of Wolverhampton. Quirky and memorable, the poems in her debut pamphlet catch the reader off-guard, veering unexpectedly from laughter to tears, testing the boundaries. Their emotive charge is slow-burning: it smoulders long after the page is turned.
The door has been open for some time
but I would rather stay here
with my candle and husk of bread
keeping watch over the setting silt,
counting how many layers of stone
are needed to make a wall.
Who knows what the light is like out there
or whether they have bakers.