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Emily Berry's prize winning first collection is very good. I bought it not knowing her work until ...
on 3 April 2017
Emily Berry's prize winning first collection is very good. I bought it not knowing her work until a selection was published in Penguin Modern Poets 1. The poems are all very readable.The title poem "Dear Boy", sees a sophisticated woman dropping gently a young lover who she has caught being unfaithful It is a beautiful blend of resignation with a sharp edge.She mixes passion with wit. I particularly liked her two love poems written to Husband - such passion! Three poems about an odd woman Arlene which intrigued me. By now you will have gathered she at least one fan!
I don't wonder this book won a prize. Well worth it