Accomplished, thoughtful, perceptive, touching... Brilliant! An engaging and intriguing first collection with a wide range of subjects skilfully handled, yet with a solid baseline grounded in acute observation of relationships and events.
Wow this rising star is amazing. I started out expecting this book to be good due to its reviews, but it reached a part of my soul I didn't realize it could. I can't wait for Mort's next work and will be the first in line to buy it.
This is a brilliant collection! Helen did so well to be nominated for both the Costa prize and the T.S.Elliot prize: she's bound to win in the future! The poems are both witty and gritty and should appeal to both older poetry fans and younger people starting to engage with the genre.