Clare Pollard wrote most of these poems while still at school in Bolton.
Too young, perhaps, to expect anyone to take her seriously, but young enough to question that assumption and much else besides.
Her poems are fresh and energetic, barbed with a modern girl's natural cynicism, but tempered with open-eyed hope as well as wry acceptance.
In The Heavy-Petting Zoo, the male of the species is shown in all his preening glory, his growling and posturing exposed but also given marks out of ten.
The book gives us the world according to Clare Pollard writing as a teenager, an insider's in-your-face portrayal of the tarnished lives of today's bright young things.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages
- Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/11/1998
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781852244811