What I’ve Been Reading: Carol Caffrey

The Untethered Space by Carol Caffrey (4Word Press, 2020) Carol Caffrey’s first pamphlet is striking for its powerful acknowledgement of grief. But it’s also full of music, and in its expressiveness is deeply moving, offering only the most generous response to life’s sorrows. The pamphlet is organised into sections headed by Italian commands to the musician – Cantabile, Furiosa, Con Brio and so on. These … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading: Carol Caffrey

Seven Ways of Reading Gillian Allnutt

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? Seven Ways of Reading Gillian Allnutt: How The Bicycle Shone: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe; 216pp; £12)   1 It’s the Saturday Evening of the August Bank Holiday Weekend. We’re at the Greenbelt Arts Festival, on Cheltenham Racecourse. We’re indoors, in a long, low-ceilinged room. It is extremely hot. People wander in, shuffle nervously to a safe distance from… Continue reading Seven Ways of Reading Gillian Allnutt