Literary reviews by Tim Love.
Warning: Rather than reviews, these are often notes in preparation for reviews that were never finished, or pleas for help with understanding pieces. See Litref Reviews - a rationale for details.

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

"Tonguefire" by Andrew Philip (HappenStance, 2005)

Reminds me of a more sinewy, less liminal version of John Burnside. The surreal/unexpected is integrated into everyday life: a glass baby in the compost heap, a man next door with a dove on his head, a woman in the middle of road just round a blind bend. There are poems in a more exotic (perhaps historical) setting - parched lands.

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