Review of Sophistries of Summer Days, Jenny Lofters

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Sophistries of Summer Days follows the life of young Cherrimina into adulthood. Set in the West Indies from the 1930s onward, Lofters captures life on a small, sunny isle; how sheltered the islanders’ lives are and how they change. Cherrimina’s life is altered first by Dove’s arrival and then again as … Continue reading Review of Sophistries of Summer Days, Jenny Lofters

Oversized

Tonight I wore your jacket, oversized and patchwork green on the inside, whilst I watched a champagne sky pop and fizzle with the chemistry of colour and the smell of bonfire. Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Review of Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s, Jay Spencer Green

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  There is very little I can say without spoiling Green's humorous thriller, and it is difficult to review after reading the Acknowledgements section which extolled and indicted this novel in equal measure; as Green essentially thanked others for their patience whilst he wrote this bizarre tale. The book is exceptional … Continue reading Review of Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s, Jay Spencer Green

Review of Signs of Life: Poems for Remembering, Meg Bloom

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Bloom’s debut collection is immediately reminiscent of Kaur and Lovelace as she combines pithy thoughts with extended pieces which demonstrate Bloom’s talent for creating raw and honest imagery. At times, this similarity let the collection down. My issue with the work of Kaur and Lovelace is how often the words … Continue reading Review of Signs of Life: Poems for Remembering, Meg Bloom