Her betting slipsher football pools,her lottery tickets,her loose change,her notes,her lists …her endless lists,the contents of which we never quite knowOne Hundred and Fifty-Two Daysby Giles Paley-Phillips A novel, written by way of poetry in the style of Toffee or The Poet X. The poetry format worked so well in One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days. … Continue reading Book Review. One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days by Giles Paley-Phillips.
This is a vast collection of poetry on grief, loss and place. I don’t think I have read anything like it. I did struggle to connect emotionally with the poems, but I didn’t dislike them. The way the poems were written, and the images in the poems were stunning. I love how poets can take … Continue reading Book Review. Poetry Collection – The Sea Refuses no River. Bethany Rivers.
Beth Gordon Bio: Beth Gordon is a poet, mother and grandmother, currently landlocked in St. Louis, MO. Her poems have been published in numerous journals including Riggwelter, Into the Void, Five:2:One, SWWIM, Verity La, Califragile, Pretty Owl Poetry and Yes Poetry. She is the author of the chapbook, Morning Walk with Dead … Continue reading An interview with Beth Gordon. Author of chapbook Morning Walk with Dead Possum, Breakfast and Parallel Universe, published by Animal Heart Press.
Eleven-year-old Isabel Wixon retreats into a fantasy world to cope with her grief
Richard Brown has had enough of his life of commitment, resentment, routine and responsibility. Staring out of his window, he enviously observes the tranquil life of Bill, the neighbour living in the bungalow across the road. From his lounge, Bill keenly watches as Richard’s young family grows.
Yet underneath the apparent domestic bliss of both lives are lies, secrets, imperfections, sadness and suffering far greater than either could have imagined. As the two men watch each other from afar, it soon becomes apparent that other people’s lives are never what they seem.