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The Collective Nouns for Birds by Amanda Huggins

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****Winner of the Best Poetry Pamphlet - Sabotuer Awards 2020***** A beautiful debut poetry collection from award winning short story writer, Amanda Huggins. Poems of love, loss, family and heartbreak are interlinked with the sea and the elements of nature. The Collective Nouns For Birds is a most accessible collection and one to be enjoyed again and again. Includes free postage to UK address. Please add postage below for overseas destinations.

What people say:

Every poem is a little gem and pays rereading. These poems are accessible, but that doesn’t mean they are facile. There is much to be gleaned from the subject matters on display here – some pretty big stuff like life, relationships, falling in and out of love, moving away and growing up.

I could imagine some of them being set to music too. They have a lyrical feel to them.

So in short, an elegant sharply observed collection which I really enjoyed.

5/5 stars

- Alyson Faye

The Collective Nouns for Birds is a delicate balance of pain and peace. Amanda Huggins reminds us all that loss is a part of the cyclic nature of life, and that we can look back without becoming mired in grief. Those moments weave into our hearts and become a part of the fabric of ourselves – we need not cling to them tightly to keep them with us. This is an accomplished debut.

- Amanda McLeod

The Collective Nouns for Birds is a very accessible and enjoyable poetry collection which will also withstand several re-readings. Amanda Huggins’ poems are technically proficient, sensitive and full of pathos. A strong first collection.

- Ali Thrum