2017 is not the time to blink

Knots and Branches

Stewart Carswell’s intriguing poetry takes the reader on a mysterious journey through a world influenced by the forests and trees of our natural landscape. The poems’ concise descriptions of nature are balanced by an acute awareness of our emotional fragility. A darkly satisfying debut.

Stewart Carswell grew up in the Forest of Dean. He studied Physics at Southampton University, and has a PhD from the University of Bristol. His poems have been published in Envoi, Cadaverine, and Brittle Star, and included in Best New British and Irish Poets 2016. He currently lives in Cambridge, where he works at a software company.