REVIEW by Oliver Dixon

NWR Issue 104

Recovery Position, Minim, The Paradise Commissionaire, and Lime & Winter

by Deidre Shanahan, Hazel Frew, William Palmer and Samantha Wynne Rhydderch

Pamphlet seems an inadequate sobriquet for these handsome pale grey booklets from Rack Press in Powys, each a limited edition of only 150 copies. Elegantly minimalist in design, and using quality paper throughout, they epitomise the argument for the enduring worth of the well-made traditional printed book over the rising preponderance of Kindles. Such digital media can reduce the act of reading to a cursory scanning of information (poem as barcode?) rather than the sensuous, hand-to-eye-to-brain engagement it should always be...

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