A Sense of Tiptoe: Karen Hayes, Holland Park Press

Karen Hayes spent the earlier part of her working life as an actor and musician and later artistic director of the Bristol-based theatre collective Public Parts. From theatre she moved towards lyric and libretto writing and poetry, creating texts with marginalised groups in society, in particular, people living with dementia. Her collaborations with composers have led to performances at, among oth...

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Forest moor or less: Dawn Bauling and Ronnie Goodyer, Indigo Dreams

Exercise to preserve physical and mental health has become even more important during the pandemic. And walking is still a relatively easy way  – and currently permitted, within certain boundaries – to do this. Appreciation of this adds to the enjoyment of Forest moor or less by Dawn Bauling and Ron...

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Poems from the Borders: ed. by Amy Wack, Seren

Poems from the Borders forms a part of Seren’s attractively produced pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place in Wales. The other pamphlets in the series are titled Poems from Cardiff; Poems fr...

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Belongings: David Constantine, Bloodaxe

A map on the cover of a poetry collection is always a promising sign to me. And that promise is fulfilled in Belongings by David Constantine, recent recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Jus...

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