Planet 228

Kathy Miles reviews
Rebel Sun
by Sophie McKeand and
Blue Rain
by Gavin Goodwin

Rebel Sun

Parthian, £8.99

Sophie McKeand's Rebel Sun is no dying star, but a fiery tour de force, full of surreal and ingenious imagery. In a blog for Poetry Wales she describes it as knitting together ‘the various elements of experimentation, politics and community I’ve been immersed in over recent years’. The result is a passionate and heartfelt book, a collection of modern agitprop poetry in which Marxism and landscape rub easy shoulders, and the Rebel Sun acts as agitator, its manifesto calling for a reconnection with the natural world:

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