Thursday, 18 August 2011

Duncan Forbes' review of Ordinary Magic

This new anthology presents a rich variety of poems from a range of eleven different writers. By turns, frank, moving and thought-provoking, poems here look beneath the ordinary surfaces of life to reveal its mysteries, depths and tragicomedies.

Good wishes to you all and many thanks for inviting me to the evening of the launch which I felt went so well.

Duncan Forbes' work includes ‘Lifelines: Selected Poems’ (Enitharmon) drawn from five previous collections. Recipient of a Gregory Award, TLS/Blackwells Prize, Stephen Spender Times Translation Prizes and a Hawthornden Fellowship, he is also a painter.