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Latest Reviews

POETRY

Words + Shapes = Poetry

Kelly reconciles mathematics and poetry, science and art, logic and creativity, and demonstrates that what falls under these labels should not so hastily be kept apart.

Ships, salt and a social conscience

The inaugural issue of Seaborne Magazine is a treasure trove of writing and artwork inspired by the sea. Beautifully crafted, the magazine celebrates the maritime in all its glory

Cycles, signs and silence

In her second micro collection, Laura Besley weaves together one hundred stories of one hundred words to create one neatly jumbled narrative web.


2021

  • Words + Shapes = Poetry
    Kelly reconciles mathematics and poetry, science and art, logic and creativity, and demonstrates that what falls under these labels should not so hastily be kept apart.
  • Ships, salt and a social conscience
    The inaugural issue of Seaborne Magazine is a treasure trove of writing and artwork inspired by the sea. Beautifully crafted, the magazine celebrates the maritime in all its glory
  • Cycles, signs and silence
    In her second micro collection, Laura Besley weaves together one hundred stories of one hundred words to create one neatly jumbled narrative web.
  • A (blue) light at the end of the tunnel
    Jacquot’s style is intuitive and unpretentious. The verse is sparse and free of decorative adornment, which allows her words to cut through the noise of the internet age.
  • Dreams and beyond
    Leung has a delicate and subtle touch for sound and its limitations. The dreamer is aware of ‘bendy silence’ and of her ‘eyes ticking, ticking like the / black time’.
  • Knees and never-endings
    The language is at times haunting, at times beautiful, but never static.
  • Just a Kid from Cortonwood
    Mick’s authentic voice is heard in every line, swinging from angry to tender, at once bleak and life-affirming. These are poems that demand to be read aloud
  • Fragments and forgetting
    This debut volume is a remarkable collection of work by Kieran Cutting, ‘some fantastic friends and some well-timed strangers’
  • Absence, nostalgia and memory
    Nigel Kent traces lives and their losses, carefully threading themes of love, death and legacy.

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