The voices in these poems describe troubled thresholds and uneasy mixtures: frogs invade houses and ‘sprout out of the skirting, / flimsy as pinkie fingernails’; a bear roams through a library ‘uncanny / on two legs’; stars are ‘corrupted by rain’. The voices sometimes speak from a sense of irritation, and occasionally throw out an […]
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A Perfect Mirror & Oedipa

Vicky MacKenzie is delighted by the mature voice of Sarah Corbett, in conversation with past and present, and the original and startling voice of Amy McCauley, which inhabits a mythic time and space which are at the same time extremely specific

PUBLISHED ON: 30/10/18


A Perfect Mirror is Sarah Corbett’s fifth collection, and there’s a surety and confidence to her voice. There are poems responding to the work of many …

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