I didn’t really expect my book to be reviewed in The Times ('The London Times’ to those of you outside the UK), but there you go. Who knows how these things happen?
Before the review, I was an obscure but hard-working, off-kilter but well-meaning poet from Scotland. Now I am rising to my new role as a self-conscious, densely populated war poet who matches content to form by avoiding the definite article.
Of course, it ìs great to see Salt titles being reviewed by the national press. Good stuff! Today it’s been Josephine Balmer and myself. Next Saturday, you can read reviews of new collections by Luke Kennard and Olivia Cole. I’ve been looking forward to reading LK’s new collection for ages, so I’m glad it’s almost here.