Rosalind Hudis reviews
by Kate Carruthers Thomas and
by David Batten
What does it mean to belong? This question drives Kate Carruthers Thomas’s debut collection, Navigation. Tightly crafted lyrical pieces recount significant life events, or evoke rural and urban scenarios from the Cotswold to the Antarctic and the north of England. All provide territory for Thomas to explore the nuanced repositionings of self to achieve connection. Temporality is crucial here, disturbing the solidity of place, bleeding past into the present. Navigation charts the poet’s own journey to reach balance within such instability.Sign in to read more
Rosalind Hudis is a poet, editor and tutor, living in west Wales. Her publications include Terra Ignota (Rack Press, 2013) and Tilt (Cinnamon, 2014). She is a Hawthornden Fellow and a current recipient of a Literature Wales Writers Bursary. Her second full collection is forthcoming.