ABOUT THIS BOOK
By CD Boyland
User Stories resonates with the anxiety expressed by David Bowie when he said, “I’m just a collection of other people’s voices” whilst simultaneously addressing the conditions of modern living. Not the conditions we live in, but those we’re forced to accept in order to live in 21st-century, post-Brexit, pandemic Britain. Balanced on knife-edge dilemmas, these poems speak from the ancient past to the present, recasting familiar conflicts into mythic new shapes.
Born in the city of Coventry and now living near Glasgow, CD Boyland’s poems have been accepted or published by magazines and anthologies such as: 404Ink, Gutter, The North, The Poets’ Republic and New Writing Scotland. An innovative and exciting new voice in Scottish poetry, described as “dream-like, smoky and contemplative” in the Scotsman, he has performed as part of Stanza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and at venues such as King Tuts Wah-Wah Hut and the Tron Theatre. In January 2021, he will make his first appearance at the Scottish National Slam Championship finals. ‘User Stories’ is his first pamphlet.