Siarad: Poetry & Prose
Paperback | May 2020 | ES Press | 9781925052497 | 180pp | 165x165mm | GEN | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99
Siarad is a Welsh word, meaning to talk, to speak. In this collection of spoken word, prose poetry and micro-fiction, Reid speaks to the memories and emotions that move us through decades, continents and cultures. The collection pulses with images of stars and stray dogs, highways with no horizon and mothers with fading memories. Reid’s background as a performer and playwright shines in this collection of works that are as bold as they are tender, begging to be shouted, spoken, whispered many times over.
‘Psychedelic. Startling. Alive. This book takes you to places you never imagined you’d go, and some places you’ve already been, but thought you were alone when you were there. Caroline Reid is a fellow traveller in a chaotic world. She tells a woman’s story, but it is the story of us all.’ — Donna Ward, She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster’s Meditations on Life.
‘Caroline Reid’s writing illuminates the mundane and the ordinary as spectacular and powerful.’ — Rosslyn Prosser, University of Adelaide