It is a wonderful thing to start the new year with positive reviews of three collections published in the Two Rivers Press, First Collection Series. Belinda Cooke reviews Kate Behrens’ The Beholder, Claire Dyer’s Eleven Rooms and Jean Watkins’ Scrimshaw in issue 51, of The North.
Kate Behrens, The Beholder
“This is a collection that has already earned a great deal of respect and it deserves a wide readership.”
Claire Dyer, Eleven Rooms
“For Dyer place is important because places is where we begin and end and where we make all our connections with those we love. By way of carefully crafted poems with tight, cohesive patterns of syntax, she explores this theme in a very individual and unusual way.”
Jean Watkins, Scrimshaw
“This collection…includes a number of poems which have a sparkly ‘stand alone’ quality about them….All such poems add to the already rich collection.”