Saturday, 15 December 2012

Swift Reviewed In Poetry Review

I have received an excellent review in the latest Poetry Review, volume 102:4, Winter 2012, the UK's leading poetry magazine, just out; expertly guest-edited by Bernardine EvaristoRob A. Mackenzie says the following about When All My Disappointments Came At Once (Tightrope Books, 2012):

"...the poems pave a via negativa through times when sources of hope seem absent."

"Swift's manipulation of rhythm here is impressive."

"...a tragically perfect image for depression."

"this powerful and painfully honest odyssey through brokenness, love and recovery".

I am moved and relieved to see this hard-won collection receiving some notice in the land I live in, though I had to return to the land I was born in to see it published.

Perhaps others struggling with their own life challenges will derive comfort from this book.


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