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‘Haunting and memorable, its concerns are both urgent and universal. It is also a
thing of exceptional beauty’
I was very touched by the poems – and often intrigued by their admirable restraint. They are beautifully intense. I have never felt so aware of bones – under skin, under earth – as I did after finishing your collection. It strikes me, too, as extremely brave.
Limited edition long poem, designed by James Roberts, a Night River Wood project.
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These poems are a series of hauntings. Sensory, porous, poignant in its truest sense, their painful, sudden beauty and physicality becomes embodied organically as Seamus Heaney said, they come at you sideways, “and catch the heart off guard, and blow it open.” This is just what poetry should do. Lovell is a great poet, her lines capture all it means to be human, present and in touch with the wild.
On the surface, these are tightly eddying works of ekphrasis. Yet, this is not merely poetry of looking – instead they cloak memory and lived experience with the absorbed attentiveness of painting. These are poems composed in charged and extended moments: as paint is applied meditatively to canvas, as drinks are poured, between glances.
Maria Isakova Bennett