The Lake
The Lake

NEW BOOK BY JOHN MURPHY, editor of The Lake




'In John Murphy's versatile new collection, Home,  experimental forms are as at home as a sonnet. These poems, about growing up ‘on the edge of the 60s/and echoes of war’, yearn for future wars to be ‘just a metaphor’. From a clever feline metaphor on the writing process, to the love of parents for their children and the power of memory, particularly when it’s rooted in childhood, to the struggles of modern living, Murphy writes with feeling ‘as the words flow…and lodge forever/ in the strong iambic/ beat of your heart.’ This is accessible poetry with its finger on the pulse and its heart in today’s society'

Robyn Bolam


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It's not easy getting a book or pamphlet accepted for review these days. So in addition to the regular review section, the One Poem Review feature will allow more poets' to reach a wider audience - one poem featured from a new book/pamphlet along with a cover JPG and a link to the publisher's website. Contact the editor if you have released a book/pamphlet in the last twelve months or expect to have one published.

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