Aaron Kent is a poet and publisher from Cornwall, currently living in Wales, where he runs the poetry press Broken Sleep Books. Aaron is a working-class writer, and particularly wants to advocate for more working-class voices in literature. In Melatonin Spring Collection, Aaron deftly explores the emotional landscapes of fatherhood, convalescence and what it means to fundamentally connect with others. Never shying away from speaking to the reader directly, but also pushing boundaries with innovative experimentation, Melatonin Spring Collectionis an incendiary set of poems.
Aaron’s work has previously been published by Wild Court, Butchers Dog, Blackbox Manifold, The Scores, and many others.
Melatonin Spring Collection by Aaron Kent
Poetry pamphlet – 25 pages
Reading Melatonin Spring Collection is like learning to ice skate under an open sky; you are a thin blade away from falling, but always close to holding hands, wheeling a little off kilter with gravity, being pulled up, seeing stars.” – Vahni Capildeo
Melatonin Sleep Collection is a tangy, threatening and observant addition to the poetry of fathering.” – Dominic Leonard
Taken from Melatonin Spring Collection…
Melatonin Spring Collection A fistful of bone to dull all four snowmen leaking coal, onto our bodies and swearing sun. Turf burns a compass in portrait and crop circles. In the patch decorated with whispers, there are cyclists, or at least a place amongst wasted noises capillaries. Stairways for astronomers, leaking into the gaps and waiting – O
Contemporary Theft Pearls made from rope and hermit crabs – given skulls as shells. You drew prayer. Our bed was a chair to the heralds weighted with Saturn burnt into the edge. Invites to the draught, rested contemporaries. You glistened when, and laughed when, thorns and a half dozen roses left in the fuse box. Moments and belief in the death parade, the jubilee – you – yourself –