Flloyd Kennedy's first collection of poems, songs, and stories have been gathered together in much the same way as she has lived her life - moving from place to place when the need arises, stopping to take note of the chaos and the kindness she encounters, and sharing her ideas with a dry Aussie sense of the ridiculous.
She writes about her personal experience of life, not as memoir but as a means of making some kind of sense of life in general. Whether she's celebrating the singing beetle, analysing the anatomy of despair, dreaming of a fantasy lover or exposing the nonsense of austerity and the so-called bottom line, Flloyd uses wry wit and a philosophical turn of mind to show the world in a different, scattered light.
“Flloyd Kennedy’s collection is the real deal: Honest, unsparing, hilarious, and heartfelt. Her wryly observed stories, told in poetry and song, will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading, and re-reading, again and again.” (Lauren Grodstein, author of Our Short History and A Friend of the Family)
"With kindness, love and a gentleness almost forgotten, I found these words prising open my soul without my knowledge. I am left unsettled, and my mind and heart are more exposed. There is a slowness in this book that is missing in the world. A kindness. A gentle beauty to the words and rhythms that allows the deeper meanings to move in the shadows. Visible but unseen...and I am changed. This book is a delight. Make yourself a cup of tea, turn your phone off, sit in the comfy chair and allow yourself to drift gently with the tides for an hour or so." (Ted Gray, Liverpool playwright)