‘Owl Unbound’ examines nature and humanity in a wide range of settings; from a stag beetle on a suburban fence to fossils on a Somerset beach, from a Cotswold roofer “tiptoeing the thin laths” to a bag lady in Covent Garden “dancing at the amplifier's right hand”. Whilst there is tender joy and love in the collection, there is also anger and loss.
Zoe Brooks worked with disadvantaged communities in London and East Oxford before returning to her native Gloucestershire to write and grow vegetables. Zoe has been widely published in print and online magazines and appeared in the anthology Grandchildren of Albion. Her long poem Fool's Paradise won the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition award for best poetry eBook 2013.