Perfect-bound paper-back, 42 pp
This sequence of poems evokes seven decades of history through the lens of a single lifespan and tells the story of the poet through significant (and insignificant) others, from classmates to the Queen and the pages of a stamp album.
The death of Kennedy, the Vietnam war and the royal family are the backdrop to everyday narratives, written with beguiling understatement and laced with fragments of childhood song. This is truth-telling direct and without exaggeration but, as Emily Dickinson would say, told “slant”.
'A fascinating collection of memories and snapshots of life that often include historical events. They are written in a punchy and enticing way prompting readers to wonder about their own past.'
'A joy of Kathryn Southworth’s poems is their vigorous interest in the lives of other people, past and present.'
No Man's Land
Perfect bound paperback, 44 pp
No Man's Land
Two sequences of poems set in Gloucestershire are contained in this book. The first celebrates Ivor Gurney, musician and poet of “the Severn and the Somme”, who survived World War I only to spend most of his life in a mental institution. The second sequence is a dramatic account of the colony of Whiteway where all land is held in common. The community, originally inspired by Tolstoy, is still flourishing today. Taken together, these poems pay homage to a radical and intriguing aspect of English heritage.
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