Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

"ahem" by Martin Figura (Egg Box Publishing, 2005)

Poems from Rialto, Smiths Knoll, etc. A few light poetry laughs here and there, and the odd wry, less light twist, but never any shortage of line-breaks. Strange, because I think "Poets' Retreat" is plainly prose, and most of the other pieces are prosey, leaving the line-breaks to perform the role they do on tele-prompters. I liked "Poem Factory", "Fire" and "Communing with Nature". Not "Writing Group".

Just for the record, "Shopping and Flying" mentions Milton tip, Chesterton, Cherry Hinton, and Gog Magog golf course - all in/around Cambridge.

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