Twelve Slanted Poems for Christmas
Edited by Helen Ivory & Kate Birch, Nov 2013
Just read this pamphlet of new poems from some great UK poets. It does what it says on the gothic Christmas wrapper - it presents you Christmas from twisted slants. If you like dark, odd and the skewered, it's damn worth the read. It 's just twelve poems but the depth of them leaves you feeling you've eaten something red and meaty. It strips Christmas down to its turkey bones. It made me feel I'd read a special yet distinctly un-Christmassy affair. Another thing it does is inspires you to write something distinctly un-Christmassy about Christmas. A new muse: always a grand thing.