Reviews

Hold your white horses

“Carpenter attends thoroughly to shifting voices like wind in their variability and consequence. One tributary of language is not inherently prioritised over the other; speculating language has as much to tell as describing language. These are permeable, clamouring voices, allowing the inflow and departure of ways of knowing. An Ocean of Static is a (re)vitalising permeability between physical – human – virtual phenomena. All of these are present, agitating and ebbing, on the page, directed exactingly over boundaries.”

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Andrew Wells
Dawn Gorman reviews Jennie Farley

“For the Macbeth witches, Harry Potter and every wielder of spells in between, the act of casting a hex on someone is ultimately about control. And control is a word that comes to mind repeatedly in this, Jennie Farley’s second collection with Indigo Dreams, not simply in connection with its subject matter, but, and more specifically, with how a poet controls their material, and our response to it.”

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Georgi Gill
Alison Graham reviews Richard Scott

“Scott’s bluntness is invigorating. He sculpts a ferocious and proud resistance to those who would implore historical amnesia and shallow forgiveness. Envisaging a queer lineage in which artistic creation is birth, and “echo-/ing voices” are channelled medium-like; where (self-)love is idolatry, has a dazzling result.”

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Andrew Wells