Robin Houghton’s first pamphlet brings together poems published in a range of magazines including The Rialto, The North, Poetry News and Obsessed with Pipework.
“… equally at home in poignancy and exuberance” – John McCullough
“… an admirable balance of tenderness and terseness” – Hamish Canham Award judges on ‘Ellipsis’
“… a sense of the oceanic is achieved with the minimum of words and props” – Pascale Petit on ‘Midnight Pickup’
Published by Telltale Press, ISBN 978-09928555-0-5
If you’d like to order more than one copy, or for orders outside the UK, please email me – email@example.com – thank you.
Afric McGlinchey on Sabotage Reviews –
“Robin Houghton’s chapbook, beautifully produced by Telltale Press, is an engaging collection of amuse-bouches, alternating droll, slant narratives with subtle poignancy. (…) her poems live equally comfortably in rural (riverine) and urban environments, and her diversity, cultural references and lack of self-consciousness are really refreshing.”
Read the full review here …
Jan Fortune in Envoi –
“Houghton shifts easily from tender to poignant, from honed to abundant, always retaining a sense of linguistic play and imagination. A fine new voice to watch.”
Clare Best in The Frogmore Papers –
“… a beautifully balanced short pamphlet collection… each (poem) absolutely earns its place”