The poems in The Stack of Owls is Getting Higher are set in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas and the poet’s native Belfast, featuring speakers who drive from place to place and capturing the in-between states in which so much of experience is actually lived.
Precise and strange images coalesce into physical and interior landscapes. Alternately surreal and direct, and always joyously inventive, Watson offers a clear and unsettling vision of what is and isn’t there.
‘This short collection showcases a huge range of skills and topics, but most of all, Dawn Watson’s powerful imagination and slanted world view.’ – London Grip
‘… A scrupulous and tender lens trained on non-biological, same-sex parenthood.’- Ambit Magazine