The Good Dark reviewed at the Scottish Writers’ Centre

August 1, 2016

My second collection, The Good Dark, has been reviewed by Donald Marshall on the Scottish Writers’ Centre website. Here’s a couple of quotes from the review:

‘Reading Ryan Van Winkle’s collection The Good Dark (2015) I began to feel as though I had entered into a new world. The poems within are self-standing and distinctive, but together they create a harmonious vision of melancholia and reflectiveness that is so self-aware that the work presents an electric shock to the staid trends of lyric poetry’

‘This is a sorrowful but cathartic collection. The Good Dark is painted with subtle hues of emotion that lead you, unprotesting and mesmerised, into the world within.’

Bronwyn Lovell Reviews Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel

December 27, 2013

Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel had a terrific run at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and the poet Bronwyn Lovell wrote a really engaged and deep review of the show for Australian Poetry. Have a read if you’re interested in a really thoughtful point of view.