‘Like Basically’ by Guy Russell

Guy Russell finally has a pamphlet in print. Huzzah! This is his first pamphlet, and deserves to be widely read, because Russell has plenty of most interesting things to say about the way we live now, and delivers his thoughts with humour and a grip on the vernacular I can only admire. His storytelling isContinue reading “‘Like Basically’ by Guy Russell”

‘100 Poems to Save the Earth’

Edited by ZoĆ« Brigley & Kristian Evans This is a fascinating anthology, for a number of reasons. The first is, perhaps, the breadth of knowledge of contemporary poetry displayed by the editors who have compiled it for Seren. They have scoured not only well-trodden poetical paths, but much less well-known by-ways too. In this wayContinue reading “‘100 Poems to Save the Earth’”

Review: ‘Wild Persistence’ by Katrina Naomi

(Seren Books, 2020) Do you read poetry? Do you read living poets? There is some great stuff being written at the moment, especially by women. Some of it is innovative in form; some uses rhyme and rhythm in novel ways; some of it is in prose. It is about day to day living, influences andContinue reading “Review: ‘Wild Persistence’ by Katrina Naomi”

‘Sea Wall: a journey on the South Dorset Ridgeway’ by Jennifer Hunt (Archaeopteryx, 2016)

I came across this delightful little volume of thoughts, snippets, poems, lino cuts and two inspiring concrete poems at the Weymouth Book Fayre at the beginning of December last year. The Fayre showcased what all us local authors have been producing. A huge range of books was available there, from stunning picture books of theContinue reading “‘Sea Wall: a journey on the South Dorset Ridgeway’ by Jennifer Hunt (Archaeopteryx, 2016)”