Paperback 6" x 9" 73 pages ISBN
Anthropomorphic animals, disintegrating bodies
and the shape-shifting properties of water ripple across the pages
of Susan Darlington’s debut collection. Emotionally direct and
vividly metaphorical, Under The Devil’s Moon flows with the
dreamlike language of fairytales.
Susan Darlington was born in the year that punk
broke and remains inspired by three-chords and the DIY ethic.
Her poetry has been widely published in the
likes of Dream Catcher, Mistress Quickly’s Bed, Baker Street
Irregular, Fire and Obsessed With Pipework.
She continues to combine her love of poetry
with music and has been a regular contributor to the Yorkshire
Evening Post, Morning Star and Rock ‘n’ Reel over the last two
"Most of the pieces in Under the Devil’s Moon
use a supple, musical free verse in constructing short lyrics.
Darlington has a consistent, engaging voice that gives immediacy and
power to the images she uses, even if not to what lies behind them."
The State Of The Arts.
"It's a lovely collection of fairy-tales,
playground cruelties, bad-dreams, day-dreams and delicate similes...
A gentle English surrealist, Darlington writes about urban
changelings, domesticated shapeshifters and the witchcraft of
everyday life... Definitely recommended." - Morning Star