With The Catch coming out on February 4, I am very excited to see a first review by Kim Moore. Kim – who won a New Writing North Award in 2014, and Eric Gregory Award in 2011, and whose first collection, The Art of Falling came out in 2015 – looks in detail at my poem ‘At Bleddfa’. As she points out, the poem explores the formal concerns that are at the heart of The Catch – the notion of ‘the breath’ as the fundamental unit of poetry. In The Catch, I attempt to use this idea to create works that are moved by thought, rather than constrained by punctuation. I believe it is my most challenging work to date, and can’t wait to see it out in the world.
Details of various launches will appear on this site over the coming days; meanwhile, Kim’s review is here.