First collection exploring the post-industrial towns and cities of the Midlands, Britain's heartlands that are forever on the periphery. From schools and workplaces and lives lived in 'a different town, just like this', these poems take a historical perspective on the present day from the ground upwards. This is a new Midlands realism, precisionengineered, which seeks wonderment in unlikely places - and so likely to be widely covered by media in the Midlands in particular. Jane Commane is editor of Nine Arches Press, coeditor of Under the Radar magazine, organises readings in Leicester, has been poet in residence at the Brontë Museum in Haworth. She has been very active in poetry for many years at grassroots level. Born in Coventry, she lives near Rugby in Warwickshire.