Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Poets and Poems: Caroline Bird and “In These Days of Prohibition”

British poet Caroline Bird began her literary career as something of a prodigy – her first collection of poems was published when she was only 15. Since then, her career and her reputation have only grown, verifying that the first collection was not a one-off. And she’s also branched into performance poetry and writing for the theater.

What her poetry is known for is its strength of language, and vivid, and often jarring, use of words and metaphors. Reviewers often use the word “vigorous” to describe her poems. Her latest collection, In These Days of Prohibition, significantly adds to her reputation for her use of language.

“Jarring” is the right word to describe these poems.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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