The Fire in Me Now by Michael Curtis
Paperback; 98pp; 203×127 mm; 978-0-9926485-4-1;; Cultured Llama; £8
In this new collection, Michael Curtis, is tackling the themes of life, love and death. He manages to avoid cliché and finds new things to say in bold new poems that confront and present challenging ideas. There is a deceptive simplicity that hides in the clear and precise images that he presents. He is a poet who has taken change and modern life and presents them in ways that capture the idea of “quiet desperation” and makes it real and understandable.
Outstanding poems for me, Proof Positive. Looking Back and Landings.
(Jim Bennett, Poetry Kit)