Category Archives: Book reviews

Lorna Goodison: Guinea Woman and Selected Poems

After reading ‘I am Becoming My Mother’, I take a look at Guinea Woman and For My Mother, a collection published in 2000. Guinea Woman & Selected Poems Lorna Goodison paperback       published 2000,    Carcanet Maybe it is … Continue reading

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Smoothie, by Claudine Toutoungi: A Graph Review

         Smoothie                                                     A Graph Review average 67 points    By Claudine Toutoungi  … Continue reading

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John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History: Newly Published

John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History by  Simon Kovesi         Published  4th Sept 2017 £66.99   hardback only Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN-13: 978-0230277878 Size: 8 x 1.8 x 21 cm This book investigates what it is that makes John Clare’s poetic vision so … Continue reading

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Guy Butler: ‘On First Seeing Florence’ thoughts

Mostly:     On first seeing Florence                   a long poem Guy Butler Published:     New Coin poetry, pamphlet by Rhodes University, Grahamstown.  1968. As far as I am aware this pamphlet/poem is unavailable. This … Continue reading

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Of  Love and War: Vernon Scannell

Of Love and War.    Vernon Scannell.  1922-2007                           New and Selected Poems   November 16th is the 10th anniversary of the death of Vernon Scannell.(23rd  January1923 -16th November 2007) … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Echo< 2017 PoetryID Anthology

Waiting for the Echo, A 2017 Poetry ID Anthology A Graph Review.   45 to plus sixty, good reading Not yet available in bookshops,  best to purchase  via PoetryID website 978 09542867 7        48pp       … Continue reading

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John Clare, The Trespasser: A Graph Review

John Clare, The Trespasser.   By John Goodridge and R K R  Thornton A Graph Review:  high marks to 70s     Published by Five Leaves Publications.      2016.      Paper £6.99 10 pages of notes and 3 on further reading in … Continue reading

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