Book Review. A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson.

A Young Girl with a Dog and a Page Bartholomew Dandridge ca, 1725 oil on canvas 

perhaps because you and the dog have the same collar;
perhaps, not for the first time, 
you know you are less important than the dog 

a darkness in the background, 
a dark and ghostly presence
searing through history.

In A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press), Roger Robinson writes of the Grenfell Tower fire, slavery, racism, human relationships, in connecting with others, and love. There’s so much love in these poems, and heart.

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