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Death and love; existentialism and the exterior world; loss, life, sickness, and regeneration are all themes in this book which offers up a potent admixture of the poignant and the profound, as discovered in, and distilled from, the everyday. Here, the life cycles of plants and the life cycles of human beings intertwine to create a vision of the world as finite, yet infinitely precious, with gyms, gardens, and cafés all providing a backdrop to the pandemic experience of being hemmed in, but also a necessary setting to the un-ending danse macabre as it continues ever onwards.
With beauty, wit, deep observation, and an acceptance of life’s sorrows underpinned by a pithy sense of the absurd, James’s gorgeous poetry-prose (prose-poetry) never fails to surprise, unsettle, and delight. This book affirms, lifts up, and embraces the wonder of the now, even as it engages with sorrow and expresses grief. We are all, James suggests, talking ‘a walk with scissors’, but it’s a walk we can enjoy, and which can enliven us – like the “Gnarly green tureen gunneras” of her final poem we, too, can “scoop / up sun and radiate”. This is, as James affirms, “the point”, and one which will resonate with all readers of this warm and wonderful book.
This thought-provoking and brilliantly varied book celebrates a range of women – real and imagined, dead and alive – who all happen to share the same name: Mary.
Whether they are an historical figure, Biblical character, sportswoman, celebrity, queen, or writer, each Mary sings out from the page in her own unique way to share her story and illuminate the mind of the reader. With Whitehouse on one page, Wollstonecraft on the next, the sheer range of voices and views on offer in this slender but beautifully written book is remarkable; scientists and sinners sit alongside those who are almost forgotten, and the tales themselves traverse time and culture to explore the spark of individuality as well as the wonder of commonality.
This ‘hall of fame’ may be, in some cases, a hall of infamy, or lack of any fame at all, but one thing is certain – these are women who stood out, stood up, and made a difference, each in their own unique way. We invite you to ‘hail’ all of these Marys, as extraordinary and remarkable as they are, in poems that show women who are "discovered, found, made whole, unfurled", and who shine out with "the light of a million lamps"
Nights Travel At The Right Speed is the debut poetry collection from Welsh poet George Sandifer-Smith. Seeking to explore smaller moments through spaces and objects, this collection shines a light on the art of recollection, how voices change with age, and the seemingly-galactic scope of the single instance – the crackle of tape, the glimpse of Mars through a skylight, the roaring eardrum after a rock & roll concert.
In these sometimes personal, often profound, poems, tenderness and trauma intertwine as we travel from hospital to hayloft, beach to backyard, exploring the familiar and experiencing, at times, the unexpected. A searingly beautiful, strong-hearted book, full of clear, liquid language that might equally sing or soar, this is a young yet already very gifted writer whose laments, liturgies, and lively meditations will most certainly enchant and enthrall.
Symbols, sounds, humour, shapes, shades... these are some of the fascinations and qualities to be found in the work of Marc Roberts (MZRR). A violet black root feeds the flaming flower of his creative expression, be that a psych folk or art pop song, a dense soundscape or a poem, like those here, clutched from behind the veil of the conscious mind to be given light and form. Look within and wander the meadows of the mind or the streets of urban wyrdness, with their oblique signposts to a non ordinary version of reality.