...'Ordinary Magic' brings together a selection from poets who are anything but ordinary: they draw on a truly international experience of different cultures and many languages including that of flowers. They represent all corners of the societies of these islands and a host of styles, from the formally accomplished through to experimental mirror-writing, with every mood from the humourous to the heartbreaking. They have, in their own words, collectivised and stepped outside the mainstream so they may be heard on their own terms. We should be grateful for their bravery.
Ian Duhig's latest collection, Pandorama, is published by Picador