BOOK REVIEW


silent

AFTER THE SILENT PHONE CALL by Wendy Holborow
Poetry Salzburg ISBN 978-3-901993-50-3
 
In this latest publication in the Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series the publisher has again selected a poet with outstanding individual voice.  In these poems Holborow identifies and evokes the solitary world we all inhabit at times, and show a life in Wales being overtaken with a new life in Greece. The collection turns on the poem Augury where we see the narrator move to Corfu and identify herself as an exile as she begins to explore Greece through its myths and the modern day life in her new home.  These are poems beautifully crafted in an open accessible style with a strong feeling for place but a timelessness as she explores love and loss.  There is a sense of isolation and loneliness in these poems that puts them  under a microscope of close personal experience.
 
Outstanding poems – After the Silent Phone Call, Chameleon, When You Chance Upon, Threads.

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