A huge thank you to Ken Head and Helen Ivory at Ink Sweat & Tears for this review of Riddance from 2013, which I discovered today while tidying up some links on this site.
It’s full of some generous comments and insights, supported by lengthy quotation from the poems, not least from my long poem All Lives, All Dances, All is Loud in memory of my late friend the artist Lucy Mason.
It is a wonderful surprise and joy to find it, ten years after Riddance was published and nine since the review itself. With deep thanks to Helen and Ken.
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I am a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. I work in teacher and medical education at the University of Exeter. My anthology Lifesaving Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. In 2012 I published Riddance (Worple Press), a collection of poems, and Love for Now (Impress Books), a memoir, about my experience of cancer. My most recent books are Deck Shoes (Impress Books, 2019), a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019). In 2023 I will publish The Wind and the Rain, my sixth collection of poems, with Blue Diode Press. My current research project, with Sue Dymoke from Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library.
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