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The Magic Border by Arlo Parks - Signed 1st Edition Hardback


Author: Arlo Parks

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This 1st edition hardback copy of The Magic Border has been signed by the author,  Mercury Prize-winning musician and poet Arlo Parks.

‘Poetry was my place, my little clearing in the forest, where I could quietly put everything I was holding. I’m not sure what gave me the courage to open up that space to you, but here I am, doing it.’

The Magic Border is the debut book from Mercury Prize-winning musician and poet Arlo Parks, combining never-before-seen poetry, song lyrics and beautiful, intimate images from collaborator, photographer Daniyel Lowden.

Featuring twenty original poems, alongside an exclusive artist’s statement and the complete lyrics from her sophomore album My Soft Machine, this vital collection explores the queer experience, blackness, grief, trauma and love through the eyes of the remarkable young musician. The Magic Border allows readers rare insight into her creative process and beautifully showcases the full breadth of Arlo’s singular artistry.

About the Author: Arlo Parks is a British-born singer, songwriter and poet. Her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams was widely acclaimed, earning her the 2021 Mercury Prize as well as
Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Her sophomore album My Soft Machine cements her as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. The Magic Border is her debut book.

Please Note: By their very nature, all signed books will have been handled several times before they get to you. This may result in small marks to the dustjacket and title page, please also bear in mind that each signature will be a little different from the one we show here.