Greta Stoddart on The Lover’s Pinch
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“Reading these poems you could say that the love poem is alive and, if not kicking, then beautifully stretching out its long limbs and casting a cool and appraising eye on both the beloved and the lover. And it is … Read More

Adam Horovitz on River Lane
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Simon Cockle has a sharp, unsentimental eye for detail that is equally at home exploring nature as it is myth and the minutiae of the modern world. In River Lane, stacked as it is with childhood memories, the dreams that … Read More

John Gohorry on River Lane
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The title poem of Simon Cockle’s rich and engaging first collection of poems has a number of features which point to distinctive features of the whole. At the most superficial level, it’s a poem of place, like Beachlands, Hayling Island, … Read More

Gareth Writer-Davies on River Lane
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River Lane is the work of a writer who has found his stride. With peripatetic poems of family and place we travel with him via striking images and sharp observation to poems of humour and serious intent. Not flinching from … Read More

Pulsar Poetry on The Lover’s Pinch
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John Gohorry on The Lover’s Pinch
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The Lover’s Pinch is Gareth Writer-Davies’ first full-length collection of poems, following his two pamphlets Bodies (2015) and Cry Baby (2017). While thoroughly at one with the sensibility and stylistic distinctiveness of the earlier work, The Lover’s Pinch moves forward … Read More

Journal #55 on The Lover’s Pinch
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A copy of The Journal – Issue #55 – landed in our letterbox last week.  Within was a splendid review of Gareth Writer-Davies’ The Lover’s Pinch. This was pleasing enough, but what we liked even more that our fine production … Read More

The Lover’s Pinch – Launch
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We’re proud to announce the launch of our latest product:  a first poetry collection by Brecon based Gareth Writer-Davies. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2014 and 2017) and the Erbacce Prize (2014) Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition (2015) and … Read More