WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015
The Good Dark is the place we go to remember. The Good Dark is the place we go to take account.
In his atmospheric second collection, Ryan Van Winkle charts what is found when love is lost. A lyric voice that is both familiar and strangely different leads us through the shifting forests of memory and towards a grim acknowledgement of the need to get up, to be careful, to move.
The Good Dark includes poems from Van Winkle's acclaimed one-on-one poetry performance Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel (Edinburgh Fringe 2012) and cements his reputation as one of the most evocative poets writing today.
"Channeling Bob Dylan at his trippy, visionary best ... hits home like a punch to the sternum." - ROGER COX, THE SCOTSMAN
"Moves between stabbing pain, deep melancholy and cautious optimism, always with the same gentle touch." - ROSS MCINDOE, THE SKINNY