I CAN SEE THE LIGHTS by Russ Litten
The prose poems in I Can See The Lights are earthy and raw, but also incredibly sensitive. It’s pretty much guaranteed that more than one of them will bring you to tears.
Characters are vividly brought to life, and stark but warm environments evoked in a down to earth, yet almost painterly manner by Russ Litten’s uncompromising voice.
Tales of home, of un-belonging, of strife at sea – of a northern city’s beating heart. Told in a mesmeric, stripped-down tone, this collection is a work of understated genius.
"I CAN SEE THE LIGHTS is a stream of consciousness sonic delight. These poems echo in empty fairgrounds and white phone boxes and behind prison walls, they are scrawled on the underpass in white emulsion, four feet tall. Litten’s extraordinary tales of urban malaise are urgent, unfettered and unmasked."
Toria Garbutt - Poet and educator
I Can See the Lights by Russ Litten
I can see the lights is a collection of 27 poems to be published in February 2020.