Individually, her poems charm; her passion for language is palpable, her lines heaped with gorgeous words selected for sheen and texture, which build the lustrous images that distinguish her work. (Sarah Crown Poetry London
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These poems are remarkable for their charm, freshness and agility. The eye is keenly observant; the appetites strong; the tone confidential, elegiac and tender. From the poignant chronicle of Elmer and the Barmaid, through a witty take on a Shakespeare sonnet, the wistful bestiary of Five Years Trying to Win the Flower Show Vegetable Animal Class, to poems of camouflaged desire – ‘Hannah and the Monk’ is a first collection that bristles with lust for life. This bird in the hand is worth any number in the bush. (Annie Freud)