Saturday, April 04, 2009

Salt In The Times

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.

8 comments:

Nic Sebastian said...

Way to go, Rob! Congrats!

BarbaraS said...

Flippin' Nora - congrats Rob. Hope to be reading more of these soon!

Anne said...

Great to get a notice in the Thunderer! I always thought "Patenting The" was a powerful poem.

Rachel Fox said...

Your cabbage in lights, as it were.
Well done.

Matt Merritt said...

Fantastic stuff, Rob! I normally see The Times on a Saturday but missed it this week.

Aditi said...

Congratulations, Rob! This is very exciting.

Andrew Shields said...

That is so cool. I hope you got a few more sales because of it, and I hope you get three more readings because of it!

Colin Will said...

I don't know if you knew, Rob, but Julie J told me tonight (we were discussing Tom Pow's Dear Alice), the The Opposite of Cabbage is to be the next collection for discussion in the Scottish Poetry Library's book group.