'Set 1400 feet up in the Lowther Hills of southern Scotland, in a landscape scarred by the footprint of industry, The Curfew Bell clangs a warning—a baby born too early against a desolate backdrop bleak and snowy, amongst baaing sheep and remnants of leadmining works and grouse moors—a place of vanished villages and endless valleys, of motherhood and survival.
Karen Jane Cannon is a UK poet and author. Her debut Emergency Mints was published by Paper Swans Press in 2018. She was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize in 2019, a finalist in the Mslexia Poetry Competition in 2017 and was commended for The Flambard Prize in 2014. Karen is a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton and lives in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Karen Jane Cannon
The Curfew Bell
“From the ambulance I see the Curfew Bell,
a triangular frame arching skyward into prayer-hands.
In its belly the curved iron bell.”
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