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Collision’ by Claire Walker -Reviewed

‘Collision’ Claire Walker

Against the Grain

ISBN 9781999790776, 25pp, £7

‘Collision’ is a collection of 16 poems set at the seaside. Not the jolly seaside of holidays and daytrips but the lived seaside where people seek to earn and love. The poems are contemporary in tone. In ‘A Tattooist’s Mistake’, a tattooist is asked to ink a mermaid with red hair, ‘Her tail sweeps into existence, every scale an emerald jewel. I shade gradual darkness, a swell around her hips. After you le...

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