Regular price: £3.69

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

In Quantum Theory for Cats, York-based poet and ghost-trail guide Ian Stuart ably chaperones us through the winding snickelways between bitter beauty and sweet ugliness. After hearing from both of Schrödinger's pets, we witness spontaneous tears in a bookshop, watch an ambulance arrive through a crack in the curtains, then spend time with saints, artists, doppelgangers, and the unborn. Treading nimbly between wit and profundity, this long-overdue collection from an intriguing new voice in UK poetry will take listeners with "a sense of sadness as sharp as their sense of humor" on a brief but invigorating excursion through the humor and tragedy of life.

©2017 Ian Stuart (P)2017 Ian Stuart

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

The way forward for poetry publishing?

I've always been a believer that the only proper way to experience poetry is through the spoken word, not by reading it from the page. This short collection vindicates my opinion absolutely. The poems are accessible, entertaining and proficiently read by the author in a slightly dreamy, Larkinesque tone of voice. They cover a wide range of subject matter from the personal to the universal. I look forward to other poetry books on Audible from the pioneering Valley Press because contemporary poetry on audio is currently in short supply, and I hope many other publishers will follow their lead.