‘Already a young writer of ambition and sophistication...capable of searing portraits. Here’s a newcomer we should all be watching.’ – Robert Minhinnick
Love, lust, loss, art and myth – all find their way into Alan Kellermann's stylish debut collection. Here, the worlds of America and Wales collide, the sacred and the profane sit side by side and the paintings of Tony Goble are startlingly animated. Whether musing on the ghost in a martini or re-imagining a lover as a listed building, Kellermann is never less than engaging – with a talent for wearing his considerable learning lightly.
Witty and moving, You, Me and the Birds signals the arrival of an exciting and important new voice in poetry.
Alan Kellermann was born in Wisconsin, USA and lives in Swansea. In 2001, he won the Eleanor B. North and Judson Q. Owen awards from Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. In 2011 he completed a PhD in Poetry at Swansea University, where he has led seminars in creative writing.
Published by major British and Irish journals, including New Welsh Review, Agenda and Poetry Ireland Review, Alan is already considered a 'one to watch' in British poetry. His poetry also appeared in Ten of the Best (2011).