In her debut poetry collection, How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Life, Angela Carr mines the territory of an unexpected journey, exploring the unspoken realities, and precarious hope, of lives lived in the shadow of the Celtic Tiger’s demise.
“…a remarkably cohesive and carefully crafted collection of poetry. The voice is refreshing, original and interrogating, painting a picture of contemporary Ireland that is clearly post-boom; debt-ridden; urban and edgy with the quiet desperations of modern living.”
“Mature, visceral work – full of vulnerability, devoid of self-pity. Current in outlook, made timeless by its berry-plump language and potent imagery… How To Lose Your Home And Save Your Life is as dense and dark as a forest. Get lost in this book.”
Winner of the Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition 2013, How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Live is forthcoming in 2014.