"Cyclone has all the technical skill and emotional strength of a book written by a poet at the height of his abilities..."
-Adele Ward, London Grip
Poet and academic Adele Ward takes a critical eye to the form, themes, and emotional undercurrents of Cyclone in her latest review for London Grip.
She praises both its craft and handling of emotionally difficult subject matter, and even picks up on obscure references I feared would be all but lost on most readers (such as the Tasmanian devil cartoon and Judy Garland's opioid exploitation).
It is heartening to encounter any reader so invested in undestanding the work, let alone one willing to set down their ideas so thoughtfully.
You can read the full review on the London Grip website.