Window for a Small Blue Child

Window for a small blue child book cover

Window for a Small Blue Child tells the story of the creation of a child by in vitro fertilisation. In a sequence of poems framed by the seasons, by the human life-cycle and by the medical techniques of fertility treatment, Gerrie Fellows explores a drama in which science and nature interact. Bodies become maps, science takes on the shape of dreams and folk-tales.

Shortlisted for The Sundial Scottish Arts Council Poetry Book of the Year 2008

Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (29 Nov 2007)
ISBN-10: 1857548884

“an exciting and important book that extends the territory of poetry.”

– Meredith Andrea, Stride Magazine

“Window for a Small Blue Child is at once a daring and skillfully crafted diary, and an exhilarating and cathartic work of art.”

– Stewart Conn, Scottish Review of Books

“a stirring and heartfelt collection.”

– Sarah Crown, The Guardian

Read the poem ‘Information’ from Window for a Small Blue Child