Accessible lyrical poetry reflecting on the thoughts, people, memories and mysteries that lie beneath the surface and haunt the margins of our lives. Doreen Hinchliffe’s technical mastery makes her sound contemporary while using traditional forms.
”What Hinchliffe discovers in the margins are the things we’ve neglected or forgotten. She finds her subjects in edgelands, in shadows, and brings them into the light with a painter’s precision for detail and vibrancy. The highlight is the stunning sequence Another Country, a heroic crown of sonnets that mourns a lost land from the past.” Tamar Yoseloff
”In Marginalia, I discovered riffs on Utrillo, Hamlet and The Erl-King, but also found Woodbines, anoraks, Wimpy and ‘a wad of orange Thermogene’ – in a time when art itself can seem marginalised, or used only as a quick gateway to another social conversation, these are poems first and foremost – ‘nothing’s beyond her scope…’ ” Matthew Caley