Monday, 16 November 2009

The reviews are in

I've been doing a bit of reviewing for the Booktrust blog recently, which has been a lot of fun. I was very pleased to review the pamphlets of the current Faber New Poets - short collections from Heather Phillipson, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Fiona Benson and Jack Underwood. You can see my review here.

I have also just finished a review of Emma Jones' amazing debut collection The Striped World which should be online soon. This morning I discussed her poem Pieta in my creative writing class, and we were greatly impressed with Jones' layering of meaning, linguistic dexterity and feeling for her subject.

Also today recorded some poem readings that hopefully are going to find their way onto Alex Pryce's brilliant Poetcasting website some time soon.