The Twilight Shift by David Keyworth
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Deserted night-time streets, airports and twilit railway stations are haunted by the narrative presence as well as by the spirits of the unseen, always only just out of reach.
Filmic themes intersperse with echoes of the not-yet-happened and the in-some-future-they-will-never-happen-again.
This is a haunting collection of 15 poems that will stay with you long after you’ve ﬁnished reading it.
"David Keyworth’s debut pamphlet, The Twilight Shift, lives up to its title. Something of the twilight, of things sensed or half-seen, unsettle these poems.
Keyworth’s language is fresh and precise, the images acutely observed and sometimes startling, invoking both haunting and haunted.
The reader is left to question ‘the momentary drag of their shadows’ (The People Who Live at My Apartment) and ‘the virgin-dead/ clinging to the sleeves of his shirt’ (Angel, no. 30)."
Angela France - Poet, Tutor, Workshop Leader