Rose Cook
Cultured Llama
ISBN 978-0-9957381-4-0
120pp £10.00

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‘Hearth’ is a treasure trove of poems, in which Rose Cook maps the spirit, exploring how the ordinary and everyday is full of magic and love. She writes, ‘We must protect the under-dream of existence/catch life waiting for us.’ She portrays her mother through her daily tasks, offering us life’s fragilities in her son’s fall, in grief and in the process of ageing while also celebrating ‘how close to breaking we must live’. These poems also contain the ancient magic and wisdom of trees, of creatures and constellations as well as lots and lots of love. In her voice as clear as spring water, we catch ‘the hum of soul / its weight the heart of a lark.’

Rebecca Gethin, author of ‘All the Time in the World’


Peter Ualrig Kennedy appreciates the warmth and variety in Rose Cook’s recent collection in his review of ‘Hearth’ for London Grip Poetry Review, read more here:


Notes From A Bright Field

Paperback; 104pp; 203×127 mm; 978-0-9568921-9-5; July 2013;

Cultured Llama; £10.00

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In their transparency and deceptive simplicity Rose Cook’s poems reveal pure and hidden depths in nature, memory and loss, celebrating and questioning the fragility of everyday interactions. These are indeed poems for people ‘who juggle [their] lives’, insisting in their gratitude that we ‘be still sometimes’. To read Notes From a Bright Field is to be renewed in body, mind and spirit.

Anthony Wilson


Taking Flight


Published by Oversteps Book 2009 ISBN-13: 9781906856090

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