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Building a Kingdom New and Selected Poems 1989-2019′ by James W Wood -Reviewed

'Building a Kingdom New and Selected Poems 1989-2019' James W Wood

The High Window

ISBN: 978-1-913201-08-1, 85pp, £10

The title offers several interpretations: a kingdom from thirty years’ worth of poems, a legacy from parent to child or building a life from scratch after emigrating to Canada from Scotland. 'Toolbox' considers a father passing knowledge onto a son, twice as the original son has grown into a parent, 'for the tricky jobs I've had to face since we put him in the ...

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