John Hudson’s Earth is a beautiful exploration of our dependence on our planet. Through a variety of different poetic techniques, Hudson skilfully blends form and content in order to create a work of poetic genius. In Earth, Hudson asks the perennial question: What does it mean to be human?
|Author Bio||JOHN HUDSON is an award winning poet. Among his previous publications are Medusa Muse, The Pumpkin Lantern, Selected Poems 1985-2003, Star Wood Stone and Shed. He is also editor of Round About Burns and the Collected Poems of William Nicholson. Between 1995 and 2010, he edited the literary magazine, Markings. He has twice been the recipient of a Scottish Art Council Writers Bursary and various travel bursaries and residency awards. John was born in London but now lives in Galloway, Scotland.|
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|Reviews||There’s intellectual energy at work and a rich frame of reference. There’s a sense of place that has both extent and depth. KENNETH WHITE
Its economy is striking, vivid images conjured up in just a few words; the commonplace in counterpoint to the uncommon; well-worn figures of speech shining with new meaning; the profound rubbing up against the everyday and, in the process, teasing out unconsidered layers of meaning.LIZ THOMSON, BookBrunch
I liked the underpinning rhythmic drive, the subtle half-rhymes, and the thought-provoking wit tinged with occasional sensuous/sensual imagery … the referencing to other cultures and belief-systems. You have got a winner of a collection there.ROGER ELKIN, former editor of Envoi magazine
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|BIC Subject||Poetry by individual poets|