Picnic on the Rocks, with Frog

Picnic on the Rocks, with Frog

By Caroline Price

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-83-0

135mmx210mm, paperback, 84pp

Caroline Price is a violinist and teacher living in Suffolk. She has published three previous collections of poetry and has tutored in secondary schools in France as well as undertaking translation work for literary festivals in Brussels and Rotterdam. She has also published short fiction and in 2015 was runner-up for the Society of Authors’ Tom-Gallon short story award.

From reviews of Price’s most recent collection, Wishbone:

“No-one should be deceived by the restrained fluency of Caroline Price’s narratives. Reading them offers unnerving pleasures, surprising twists and shifts of perspective as one is driven to re-read and re-evaluate. In particular, the threat of violence is never far away … all the more interesting for the fact that Price does not hand out predetermined judgements… [She] ensures the moral landscape is seldom black and white… The real counter to human unkindness in Price’s work is the natural world. She has a marvellously empathetic eye…” – Martyn Crucefix, The North 44

“Price’s key subject matter … is the human situation and its complexities. She is a keen observer of detail and nuances of behaviour … adept at cutting to the essential and making it point to meanings which lie beneath the surface… [In all her poems] the writing is controlled with consummate skill. She knows exactly how to use syntax and sound to build up tension and momentum. Wishbone is an outstanding collection…”
– Myra Schneider, Artemis