The Bird Room

by Dawn Gorman.
Published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press.
Available from me direct (cheaper than Amazon!) - just click on the 'contact' link above, let me know you'd like a copy, and I'll give you the PayPal/BACS details and pop one in the post (with free art card!).

This extraordinary, moving and beautifully produced pamphlet is a collaboration between Dawn Gorman and her late father, the ornithologist Len Oldfield, combining her poetry, and bird photographs her father took in her 1960s childhood. Together they weave a tale of birds, birdwatching, and a father-daughter relationship that only truly took flight through the impact of loss.

The Bird Room 'is full of glistening memories... Here, we are privy to the visceral sense that combines them; it is as if we are observing [her father] as he observes the birds. Highly recommended.' Alison Lock