Planet 234

Jonathan Edwards reviews
All That Was Wood
by Katherine Stansfield and Erato by Deryn Rees-Jones

by Katherine Stansfield

Seren, £5.00

What are poems for? For making folk dance in a room without music? For opening a vein and letting your troubles out? For turning the world upside down and seeing what drops from the trees? In new publications by Katherine Stansfield and Deryn Rees-Jones, we are offered two different conceptions of what poems are for, and watching the writers work out these interpretations is fascinating.

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