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Review: River Hoard by Neil Leadbeater

Cyberwit Press
ISBN 9789386653420

"River Hoard by Neil Leadbeater" is split into three parts, "Nights we Tricked the Corncrake", "Fen Country" and "Objects at Upper Ludstone" plus a sequence "North Aral Sea". As the titles suggest, it is mostly concerned with nature and human interaction with it. The title poem of the first part has a group of children echoing a male corncrake bird's call,
"-the dull sound of a ratchet engaging its teeth on a pawl
-the noise made by a typewriter when the carri...

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