She saw love

She saw love in his face today; glimpses behind a furrowed brow then clear and open like a meadow expectantly waiting for the cows to come home and graze upon the lush green, Springtime glow. Photograph & poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Three weeks

I thought about you whilst I was brushing my teeth - about how you have been gone for almost three weeks. I notice your absence in my shaking hands and ill-mannered frets. The tears arriving unbidden alongside a dull ache rising from my feet. I notice your absence in the smiles which feel more real … Continue reading Three weeks

Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. 3a.m. Blues is the second poetry collection from Fulkerson - The Glenmore Sessions being a tremendous debut. The approach in 3a.m. Blues is very different to The Glenmore Sessions; divided into three sections - Denial & Bitterness, Acceptance & Forgiveness, and New Beginnings. Fulkerson's focus this time is on the linear journey through and out of … Continue reading Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

When it rains

The rain pours, but I taste the sunlight of the earth on my cherry tongue. Photograph & poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019 Between the Trees UK Between the Trees US Available internationally

Review of Boy in the Hole, Akiva Hersh

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Hersh’s novel follows the beginning of Jacob Murtaugh’s life; from new born babe to young adult off to college. The events Jacob witnesses, perpetrates and survives are unsettling and it was often uncomfortable to read. Yet, there is an addictive quality to Hersh’s narrative. No matter how disconcerted I felt … Continue reading Review of Boy in the Hole, Akiva Hersh