top of page

‘Gripping and eviscerating [...] deeply concerned with lives, and poetry, as relational, while being willing to experiment with form. Here “the personal is political” in a rapid and whirling array of truths, taking on a kaleidoscope of potentially fatal colours.’ 
– Anthony Vahni Capildeo, Professor and Writer-in-Residence, University of York, UK

‘Startlingly vivid, tender, and surprising, once I began Thin Slices I couldn’t stop. Caitlin Stobie has written a collection that is at once far-ranging and intimate in both its subject matter and voice. Ecological and bodily in its energy, this book carries us from South Africa to Leeds via oceans and swimming pools and the magnetized view of a membrane. Stobie expertly cuts through public and private spaces and sits us amongst women in hospital waiting rooms and with lovers in a new embrace. Drenched in colour and full of texture and smell, these are poems to be relished and savoured again and again. [...] Each poem invites us to look and feel on a microscopic level, and to find beauty and revelation in the thin slices of the world that are laid out before us. I love every bit of this remarkable collection.’ 
– Hannah Copley, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Westminster, UK

‘These are poems of wit and intelligence. Stobie succeeds artfully in navigating between deep personal feeling and sophisticated formal design. The poems call to be enjoyed again and again.’
– Kobus Moolman, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Thin Slices cover.png
bottom of page