Review: River Hoard by Neil Leadbeater
"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...