The Last Pair of Ears


Fine Art Limited Edition

Signed, numbered edition of twenty five books and five artists proofs with museum-grade pigment printing on acid free French folded Neptune Unique 120gsm paper, stitched in a debossed case binding with dark grey buckram cloth covers. 44 folds, with six full page colour illustrations, 228x310. £120


ISBN 978-0-9928060-1-9

12 black and white illustrations, 80 pages, 140x216, cloth with dust jacket, UK RRP £12.99



ISBN 978-0-9928060-2-6

12 black and white illustrations, 80 pages, 140x216, UK RRP £8.99


ISBN 978-0-9928060-0-2

Formats: Kindle, iPad, PDF

UK RRP £6.99

The Last Pair of Ears is a collection of poems and short stories about seeing and hearing what we aren’t supposed to notice; ‘lost stories’ that have been overlooked, suppressed, or forgotten. It was shortlisted for the 2014 Saltire Awards in Literature. We documented the making process of the fine art limited edition.

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"Pithy and earthy and sad, and just slightly dippy and funny too"

Kate Clanchy

"A thoughtful, honed and at times pointed collection of poems and short prose"

Tom Pow

"Mary's compassionate imagination, finely attuned ear, and poetic flair ensure that the different characters come to life on the page, despite – indeed because of – their flawed memory and eroding identity"

Kapka Kassabova

"A striking collection that explores various kinds of vulnerability and marries them to an unflinching directness of expression. These poems are humourous and tender, angry and accepting. They offer precise excavations of the fears and desires of the very young and the very old, noting the sometimes comic willfulness of both generations. Loss is the thread that weaves through the collection, but loss listened to by a very sharp pair of ears that sift the speakers to the bone so as to sustain and reveal their common humanity"

David Kinloch

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