By Martin Malone

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-28-1

paperback, 74 pages, 148mm x 210mm

Cur makes resounding alliances of memory and geography that are stretched into weird, provisional registers and shapes. It is a time-torn book shot through with loss and what lies beyond. Everywhere the eye of the painter intrudes; his struggle to beat the day’s disappearing light, to capture the voices of its liminal characters both within and beyond his canvas, from Edwardian landladies to visceral couplings, a Syrian rebel or doomed watercolorist; from the grieving lover or sick mother to bee-dressed brides or a tourist Capote.

“Any attempt to forge a new nature poetry in the English lyric tradition is a bold undertaking, but Malone’s sensibility and assurance make this possible. His voice is distinctive, his eye clear and sure, and his ability to change pace and direction in a poem makes his work both elegant and surprising.” – Michael Symmons Roberts

Read the London Grip Poetry Review here.