What The Ground Holds

Poetry Salzburg, 2014

A powerful debut collection of poems, peopled by well-known cultural figures and artists – Picasso, Mrs Thatcher, Orpheus, Lazarus, Stanley Spencer, Georgia O’Keefe, Persephone – and informed by deeply felt experiences of love, loss and longing.

`These poems are exquisite, delicate strength created through precise wording and profound feeling. Classic myths glimmer through contemporary experiences, and the ordinary becomes unfamiliar and scarred with legend.’ Crysse Morrison

`What the Ground Holds is an impressive collection, very varied and full, yet unified.' Anthony Thwaite

‘There is a restrained anguish throughout What the Ground Holds…  A marvellous collection.’ William Bedford, Ink, Sweat and Tears

`It’s not easy to take a familiar subject and ‘make it new’, but here is a poet who addresses both personal and mythical griefs with an unflinching gaze and precise, original use of language.’ Emily Wills

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