it was always cold radiators, bruised fruit, a worry for the rent. I like the dedication ‘to inspiration, in all its forms’ Mike Watts creates poetry in Universal Credit (Wild Pressed Books) from relationships, being anchored to the present in a low paid job, and not having much, with metaphors of being a millionaire or … Continue reading Book Review. Universal Credit by Mike Watts.
It was real. It was real. It was real to you. Alternating narrative between the past and present, History of Present Complaint by HLR (Close to the Bone Publishing) is a raw, and visceral collection of poetry and prose on mental illness. Post Complaint // Dirty Dishes was my favourite poem/prose. Perfection, and something not … Continue reading Book Review. History of Present Complaint by HL R.
A New Use for Words I used to hide inside them, use them as a way to feel ‘normal’ and safe, like a long sleeved jumper or a familiar place but now I write them, turn them into new phrases I wish I’d read somewhere when I was a child where the only blind people … Continue reading Book Review. Light Perception by Beth O’ Brien.
I traffic thoughts around regret, arrive at the edge of an answer. Sin is Due to Open in a Room Above Kitty’s by Morag Anderson (Fly on the Wall Press) is a slight volume of poetry, which produced a sense of mystery and intrigue, writing of secrets, and religion, intimacy, violence and the darker side … Continue reading Book Review. Sin is Due to Open in a Room Above Kitty’s by Morag Anderson.