Cara Brennan was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in 1990, and currently lives in Newcastle, where she is completing an MA in Creative Writing. She has worked for Flambard Press and Mslexia, and more recently at Newcastle’s Lit & Phil library. She is a graduate of the Writing Squad. Her poetry has been published in Stanza Stones: The Anthology, and by Ink Sweat and Tears, Dead Ink, The Cadaverine, Pomegranate, Myths of the Near Future, NAWE and The Beat. 2012 saw the release of Cara's debut pamphlet, Destroyed Dresses, from Valley Press.
21st September 2012
Cara's debut pamphlet contains the finest 17 poems created by
the young writer to date; like the iconic cover design, they are full of vintage charm and contemporary edge. (read more)
Missing The Walk at Nab Hill
Sleek men stole copper from the train tracks.
Their sly pluckings leave my carriage stranded
just outside Alnwick.
I’m late into Howarth
so watch the hills from this hotel car park;
the splendour of their height,
trace the soft outline of them,
recall your frame.
The way you stretch on your side,
defy the fierce morning. The surface of these fells
is a fine layer of hair,
your chest is covered with similar moss.
Cairns are positioned like Jenga pieces,
they cleave the wind.