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Caroline Hardaker

Caroline Hardaker was born in the North East in 1986, and has lived there ever since, mostly in Newcastle. By day she writes for a fair trade organisation, and by night she is a successful fibre art sculptor, popular with collectors around the world. She always carries a rucksack with her, in case she should be swept off on an adventure. Her debut pamphlet of poetry, Bone Ovation, was published by Valley Press in October 2017.


Bone Ovation

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Bird, beast or man, we each have the same element at our core: bones. While our forms may change, the bones always remain – and in this thrilling debut, the poet celebrates their beauty and structure though folk tales, philosophy, daydreams and night terrors.

Aided by a host of characters including a girl who fell in love with a mountain, a woman who can only ever look at you sideways, and a man made of bees, within this slim volume Caroline Hardaker creates a dozen unforgettable worlds entirely her own.

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