V. Press is very very delighted to see David Clarke's Scare Stories longlisted in this year's Saboteur Awards.
We're also very very pleased to share details of the latest review of Fragile Houses by Nina Lewis.
"In this slim pamphlet, Lewis investigates all aspects of memory, its deficiencies and its glories. The tremendous warmth and descriptive power of the poet gathers us up and makes us complicit, allowing an exploration of joy, loss and sadness, without ever being overbearing. The writing is clear, precise and evocative, not given to exuberant flourishes. The poet has a beautiful intuition for the controlled breath down to the final beat of each poem, and she uses this tension to deliver some of her most poignant thoughts...
"Lewis is adept at using capitalisation to full advantage. I’ve seldom seen it used so expressly as a device. There are delightful repetitions and the occasional game with pronouns...Fragile Houses is a deft and thought-provoking debut."
Rachel Stirling, Sabotage Reviews
The full text for this considered and thought-provoking review can be found here.
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