She knew it was not a ring. The box was the wrong shape, longer, oblong. And it would all have been too soon, Leave or no Leave. But the curving band of gold, the detailed glitter, the way it lay against the satin; “it makes my heart spin”, she said. “Like the rings of Saturn” he was smiling, “except they’re… Read it
Maura’s most recent collection of poetry is Life Under Water. Anthologies of verse and essays she has edited include The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems and How Novelists Work. She has twice been short-listed for the TS Eliot Award. She teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.