In The Adjustments, Claire Dyer’s fourth collection with Two Rivers Press, the poet explores the vagaries of time and experience. As a narrative in reverse, her book scrutinises the fine tunings of life – from what’s expected to what happens – and the associated search for equilibrium in a world that’s constantly changing.
Covering the main themes of loss, gain, identity and relationships, the poems travel backwards from the challenges of later life to the hopes and fears of youth, and act as testament and interrogation, laying bare the quest for and acceptance of the adjustments we make and that ultimately define us.
Claire Dyer. Paperback, 210 x 135 mm, 100 pages, April 2024.
About the author: Claire Dyer holds a BA in English & History from the University of Birmingham, an MA in Victorian Literature & Culture from the University of Reading, and an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of five novels and lives in Reading, Berkshire. The Adjustments is her fourth collection.
Praise for Yield:
‘Claire Dyer’s deft use of form comes into its own in the understated poems of Yield, at once lyrical, subtle, oblique, risky, suggestive and heart-wrenching’ ~ Rosie Jackson in The High Window
Cover image: pastel portrait study by Christopher Alexander, ARE, ARCA (1926 -1982) used with kind permission of his family.
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