"Powerful, elegant, precise ... A gorgeous collection."<br>—Theodora Goss, author of <i>The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter</i>
When we first moved to the rust city,<br>We kept watch for ways to be heroes,<br>found the abandoned, shipwrecked warehouses<br>filled with shadows and monsters.
Award-winning fantasy author Fran Wilde returns to her roots in <i>Clock Star Rose Spine</i>, which brings together poems previously published in <i>Uncanny Magazine</i>, <i>Fireside Magazine</i>, and more with a selection of work never before published. In this collection illuminated with whimsical fountain pen illustrations, Wilde explores family histories, feminism, visual art, disability, mythology, and of course the sea with tangible yearning and keen insight.
"A book to go back to."<br>—Samuel R. Delany, author of <i>Dhalgren</I>
"Fran Wilde's poetry makes my heart soar, and then ache, and then soar again."<br>—Sam J. Miller, author of <i>The Blade Between</i>