In this dazzling third collection, poet Savannah Brown holds a magnifying glass to modern intimacy with a lens that burns as often as it illuminates.
Moths, ex-lovers, Jeff Bezos, and other supernatural creatures flit through the pages as Brown charts her own cartographies through London and the world wide web seething in everybody’s pocket.
These poems pinch and pull through the smallest moments, like someone trying to zoom in on a smartphone photo, or someone in the thrall of a bad, bad habit.
Savannah Brown is an American writer based in London. She's acted as a judge for the National Poetry Day competition, patron for the Foyle Young Poets Prize, and founded and runs Doomsday Press. i-D called her 'the poet articulating your deepest existential fears'.
"Like an inner voice made cinematic, Brown holds us in the space between physical and digital intimacy where pain and beauty collide."
— Ella Frears, author of Shine, Darling
"Touching and illusory, ominous and beautiful, Savannah Brown’s Closer Baby Closer is stuffed full of painful and tricksy poems. Love is filtered through layers of screens or chewed up and spat out. These poems are tactile and sensory but also dreamlike and strange. This collection is a ‘ribbon of light’. It's ‘the dark room you want to be in with all the things you love’."
— Phoebe Stuckes, author of Platinum Blonde