My first poetry book was a collection by Roger McGough and Michael Rosen called You Tell Me and I LOVED it. I wish I still had that book, which I bought with my pocket money when there was one of those book catalogues which appeared every now and then in schools during the 80’s. My favourite poem was about a fly landing on a window and warming it’s feet on a child’s nose pressed against the other side of the glass…
Giveth And Taketh
It’s been years since I read a collection of poems by one author, as I tend to play safe and gravitate towards anthologies on a set theme with many voices instead. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone in reviewing Giveth And Taketh, and I’m glad I did.
Unhinged: Putting The Pieces Back Together
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of reading Olena Rose’s poetry, and it’s definitely an experience. She doesn’t use words gratuitously so I found her prose went straight from the page to my heart.