Short reviews continue to come in for my poetry collection, Dualities.
Here is one by Catherine Baker … for which much thanks.
Dualities reviewed by Catherine Baker
Sharon Larkin’s ‘Dualities’ displays eloquence and craft. She writes with tenderness and threat, an enticing combination, always connecting on a deep emotional level. I admired the dry humour, the way the poet can ‘thwack’ a word into a poem and how she plays with the meanings of words. Her unexpected endings can astonish; what seems a light touch suddenly cudgels. Variety is also a feature of this collection; there are people who are prodded and grunt, houses that sweat and stew, skulls, snails on razor blades and girls sitting on stairs. Memorable lines include: “honeysuckle smuggles her scent” ” lunacy behind your face” ” your outline above the vol- au-vent” … and many more. An excellent, enjoyable, stunning collection.
For previous reviews and observations about DUALITIES, please see: https://sharonlarkinjones.com/2020/10/14/dualities-reception/