Whatever It Is That Chimes

Whatever It Is That Chimes

By Nadine Brummer

Price: £15.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-57-0

Number of pages: 172

Paperback, 158x236mm


Nadine Brummer was born in Manchester and now lives in London and Dorset. She came to writing late after a varied career as Latin teacher, psychiatric social worker and lecturer/tutor on the Applied Social Studies course at Goldsmiths. Her first published poem was in New Poetry4 (Pen/Hutchinson).

This, her fifth book, follows a chapbook and four full collections from Shoestring Press of which the first, Half Way to Madrid, was made a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Half Way to Madrid is hugely enjoyable… and contains some very fine poems” – Polly Clark, Poetry London

“Nadine Brummer’s beautifully crafted poems  are sensuous and direct… this collection deserves a wide readership… for its humanity and often dazzling insights” – The Frogmore Papers on Half Way to Madrid

“Poems are acutely drawn snapshots of life, still-life, and the everyday wonders of nature… They explode with vivid colours and hues…” – PBS Bulletin on Out of the Blue

“These insightful and humane poems consider ways of seeing…it is perception which preoccupies Brummer…” – Andrea Holland, Poetry Review on Any Particular Day

“Brummer has a real eye for detail and the quality of  her observation animates many of these very fine poems” – Ian Pople, Warwick Review on Any Particular Day

“…All My Life is an extraordinary meditation about perception… In this memorable collection Nadine Brummer looks hard at reality but her writing is wonderfully life-affirming.” – Myra Schneider, Artemis on What Light Does