By Peter Carpenter

Price: £8.95

ISBN: 1 904886 32 9

Catch, Peter Carpenter’s fourth collection of poetry, explores the difficult ground of family and collective memory. Variations in tonal, narrative and technical devices help to evoke a sense of puzzlement and awe in the face of experience and language.

The poems here, to echo one reviewer of a previous collection offer “everything from fun and wit to horror, from the knockabout to this studied” as they obliquely and often subversively register the title’s many suggestions.