The Hail Mary pass is an American football term. It is used when a ball is thrown blind in the vague hope a receiver will make the catch and deliver a last minute victory.
‘Fiona Curran is a bright and fiesty northern voice. She treads the landscape of the urban and the domestic, from the smokey fug of the betting shop to the lavendar scent of the bathroom. I like Fiona’s poems because she writes about real people who truly exist and whose lives and wine-fuelled loves I can believe in. I just love this. “The Hail Mary Pass,” is spunky, sexy and brash. This is a belter of a debut and I very very much look forward to the next verse.’ – Wilton Carhoot; Editor of The Slab.
Fiona Curran is a lecturer in Filmmaking at Kingston University a published poet, and a sonic artist & filmmaker. Fiona has worked for over twenty years in television and film in the UK and has been involved in every type of programme from news and current affairs, through documentary to award-winning drama. She was employed as both an editor and a sound designer in these fields for C4, BBC, Granada, LWT, Working Title, Film 4, Hallmark, HBO and Kudos Production amongst others. She is part of the sonic partnership Curran & Gershon under the name of 21%, and is currently working on a sound series of classical Mash-Ups. Her first poetry collection, 'The Hail Mary Pass', was published by Wreckingball Press in 2006, and she performs poetry extensively across the UK.