Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 36 | December 2018 | Afternoon Drinking in the Jolly Butchers, by Rachel Coventry- Reviewed

Afternoon Drinking in the Jolly Butchers, by Rachel Coventry- Reviewed

Afternoon drinking in The Jolly Butchers feels like being invited to join in a casual conversation with a group you found yourself sitting near to in a pub or café because the conversation sounded interesting and the participants noticed your curiosity. That’s not to say that the conversation doesn’t tackle darker or intricate topics but the starting point is one of welcome and engagement. The title poem shows how each decision has an alternative option that would have led to a different ...

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