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The Hoopoe’s Eye, Mark Carson

Wayleave Press, 2019 £5.00

Coleridge described poetry as ‘the best words in the best order’, but in The Hoopoe’s Eye Mark Carson shows us that the positioning of each poem within a sequence is equally significant.

The pamphlet begins with a private correspondence informing us that there has been a flood. From here, the poet takes us by the hand to walk his journey, step by step, poem by poem.

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The Stack of Owls is Getting Higher, Dawn Watson

The Emma Press, 2019 £6.50

You may not expect a Belfast-born poet to write so convincingly like a native of her travels in South East America. But in The Stack of Owls is Getting Higher, where many of Dawn Watson’s poems are set in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas, she creates a strong sense of place through her use of vivid imagery, language and dialect.

Please find the full review here at Sphinx Poetry Reviews, Pamphlets and Features.