Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | The short story of you and I by Richard James Allen -Reviewed

The short story of you and I by Richard James Allen -Reviewed

(Crawley: The University of Western Australia Publishing, 2019)

As its title suggests, this volume of poetry centres around a persona’s reactions to separation from a significant other. As could also be deduced from the title, its poems are obsessive and narcissistic, following the theme of loss and the brevity of love. ‘The Resurrection and the Life’ is one such example: […] perhaps words are as good a tool as any in the truth and revelation business imagining winches to haul me ou...

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