Sad Giraffe Café; is a collection of prose poems which together form a shifting progressive narrative. There are three recurring themes: an imaginary and sinister kingdom, a young wanderer named Alice, and a shape-shifting, time-travelling, first person narrator. The poems seem to be devoid of past or future, existing in an unstable, and at time apocalyptic present. They are peopled by strangers and lodged in an 'elsewhere' which is also somehow familiar. They have the feel of dreams masquerading as real events, or else of real events masquerading as dreams.
ISBN: 978-1906570-45-3 (pbk), 978-1906570-48-4 (hbk)
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
Published April 2010