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Wide-ranging, joyful collection,
This review is from: Selected Poems (Paperback)
There are all sorts of ways to discover new poets. I found Pugh on a "Poems on the Undergound" poster. "Sometimes" was a wonderful meditation on hope, imbued with a bright sense of optimism, like a happy Larkin.
In this collection there are many other joys. I particulary liked "Intercity Lullaby", as the poet contemplates two football supporters sleeping on a train with something approaching maternal feeling.
Elsewhere snooker, zoos and gardening provide inspiration. Pugh is thoughtful and surprising in her unpredictability. There is scant repetition either as a literary device or in subject matter.
As the cover blurb says, "Poetry is such a rare event it is a surprise to find it bursting out all over".