Poetry Collection – ‘You have no normal country to return’ to by Tom Sastry

(Nine Arches Press, https://ninearchespress.com/, published 21 April 2022) What does one want in a twenty-first century poet? Not exactly a dispassionate eye – because one wants passion in the work. But definitely an ability to view one’s material as an outsider, to see the absurdities, the prejudices. But, at the same time, one needs theContinue reading “Poetry Collection – ‘You have no normal country to return’ to by Tom Sastry”

‘Lena’ by Malcolm R Campbell

So glad finally to have got around to consuming this third part of Campbell’s magic realism trilogy. I have been looking forward to it for ages. Like the first two books, it is set in the Florida Panhandle, where Jesus co-exists happily with haints and hexes. This time the story rests with the ‘sweet kitty’,Continue reading “‘Lena’ by Malcolm R Campbell”