Adam Warne was born in Suffolk in 1988. He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is currently working towards a PhD at the University of Roehampton. His pamphlet Suffolk Bang was published by Gatehouse Press in 2018 and was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2018.
Suffolk Bang was a notoriously hard cheese made from milk which had been skimmed several times. This cheese provides the name for a sequence of poems about working class life in rural Suffolk during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These three poems come from that sequence and in the accompanying commentary I explore the idea that poetic form can be skimmed and hardened and some of the ways in which this might relate to social power.