Poetry review – I WANT TO BE THE ONE YOU THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT: Mat Riches finds some authentic and painful life experiences in Arun Jeetoo‘s poetry
Poetry review – THE OSCILLATIONS: Although Kate Fox’s collection arises from the Covid crisis, D A Prince believes its sensitive treatment of isolation, frailty and grief will remain relevant when specific memories of 2020 have faded
Should we be in need of a reminder, lockdown has provided it: our appreciation of a work of art can depend on experiencing it in the context for which it was created; the vacuum of an online viewing is no substitute. Bishop Bell of Chichester understood the connection when, at the height of World War Two, he combined his passion to revive a relationship between art and the church with a desire to give commissions to artists who were struggling to earn a living in war-time, as they are again in pandemic times.
Poetry review – A POST CARD TO: Alwyn Marriage considers an unusual book by John Greening and Stuart Henson – and advises us not to judge it by its cover!
Poetry review – WAYS OF SPEECH: Carla Scarano D’Antonio reviews Ann Pilling’s new collection which deals authentically with both light and dark aspects of everyday life