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Passionate and vital,
This review is from: Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt Modern Poets) (Hardcover)
Like the image from the title poem of the author staring steadfastly into the atomic explosion of love's onslaught, what characterises this collection is a constant determination not to flinch from the full force of life's experiences, no matter how painful or joyful they may be. What emerges is a highly poignant and personal journey that addresses a variety of themes, frequently with a salty humour, but most of all with a genuine and affecting honesty and a keen eye for a startling metaphor.
Reading this collection, one cannot help but be gripped by the strength of the imagery, at times both violent and tender, and by the music of the verse. The joy of this book is its power to engage with you directly and leave you with a feeling of heightened perception and of a world glistening with new detail and possibilities - wonderful and very moving.