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Mettle & Flesh

‘I realise with quite a fright
this page is now my portal
for as you read the words I write
I become immortal’
Mettle & Flesh is a collection of poetry encompassing observations on life, and how we see ourselves within it.
Born from personal experience, the poems span across topics ranging from love, loss, ageing, trust, bad dates, and the inner thoughts we usually keep to ourselves.
The poems range from contemplation to rage, from disappointment, to questioning the status quo. Within them, you will find a personal connection as you hear your own inner voice echoed on the page.
Mettle & Flesh is a representation of the inner strength we build through experience, and the pain and joy that our flesh can bring.

Claire Turton

Claire was born in Melbourne Australia, and now resides in Perth after also living in the UK for many years. She is a member of Mensa, works in finance and is an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy.
Claire has a dark and dry sense of humour, and spends her free time creating either poetry, short stories, or music with her band.

Austin Macauley Publishers