Review 32, July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the Review, our monthly online supplement of review and comment. Make sure to check this page frequently as free to view and subscriber only reviews and comment pieces are regularly added to this page. This month the issue is for subscribers only.

In this issue:



• Mari Ellis Dunning on Hand and Skull by Zoe Brigley . Mari Ellis Dunning in praise of this poetry collection, about violence against women, and yet a celebration of comfort, joy and light (subscribers only)

• Liz Jones on It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower . Liz Jones finds prescient this short fiction collection, by a prizewinning author with an ear for the poetry of everyday speech, that is shot through with political rage and peopled by a once proud and resilient working class (subscribers only)

• Tim Cooke on On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell into Place by Mike Parker. Tim Cooke recommends this queer memoir-nature-book of place as essential reading for anyone who wants to understand something of the lives of a generation of persecuted men, and to address prevailing misreadings of the Welsh countryside (subscribers only)

• Mari Ellis Dunning on The Dunes by Robert Minhinnick and Dan Llewelyn Hall. Mari Ellis Dunning xx gorgeous tapestry of poetry and art in homage to Merthyr Mawr, a National Nature Reserve near Bridgend that is a haven of wildlife and notable site of geological features and archaeological remains (subscribers only)

• Chris Moss on The Girl Before You by Nicola Rayner. Chris Moss is gripped by the pace of this debut domestic noir thriller about the female generation still overshadowed by Nineties lad culture, women who continue also to live in the shadow of each other (subscribers only)

• John Morgan on The Last Hundred by Aaron Kent and William Arnold. John Morgan is enamoured of this loose-leaf collaboration of poetry and photographs that creates a real sense of poetry originating in, inhabiting and determining notions of place, and which is grounded in post-industrial familiarity (subscribers only)

• Alex Diggins on Two books on Edward Thomas by Jem Poster and Jeff Towns (eds). Edward Thomas’ autobiographical writing on Wales and his biographies of Richard Jefferies and George Borrow are the subject of two recent titles edited by Jem Poster and Jeff Towns, respectively (subscribers only)

Opinion: Jane MacNamee Land Ho!

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