The Good Dark reviewed by John Field

April 12, 2016

Interesting review by John Fields over at Poor Rude Lines, featuring Depeche Mode, 50 Shades of Grey, Romeo & Juliet. Have a read!

The Good Dark at Edinburgh International Book Festival – Reviews

August 9, 2015

On Friday 21 August I’ll be joining poet Jonathan Edwards (My Family and Other Superheroes) at the Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre for poems and chat at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. I’ll be reading from my second collection, The Good Dark, reviews of which you can find below. Hope to see you there!

The Good Dark — Reviews

So far, reviews of The Good Dark have been kind. If you’d like to hear me read in person, you can catch me at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 21 August at 20.45.

‘(The Good Dark) moves between stabbing pain, deep melancholy and cautious optimism, always with the same gentle touch.’ — The Skinny

‘Channelling Bob Dylan at his trippy, visionary best…’ — The Scotsman

‘…the poetry of loss in The Good Dark, particularly loss of love, is not bitter or recriminatory, but a kind of analysis, a recognition of one’s own failure, even a manner of apology.’ — Dave Coates

Buy a copy from Penned in the Margins, or find it wherever you buy your books. 

ViewMaster reviewed in Gutter Magazine

April 5, 2015

Very chuffed to have ViewMaster reviewed in February’s edition of Gutter magazine. The reviewer, named Black Sheep, found our work ‘meditative and haunting’ and wrote: ‘Together they produce emotive and sonic landscapes.’

”ViewMaster needs to be read as well as listened to…these poems come to life with Van Winkle’s rhythmic readings and Gorman’s ambient sound work. Emotive and sonic landscapes …. meditative and haunting’
— Gutter Magazine, Issue 12, February 2015

If that sounds up your boulevard, you can buy the ViewMaster album on our bandcamp page.