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Selima Hill, Men Who Feed Pigeons – review

Many readers will already be familiar with Selima Hill’s brilliant and extraordinary writing. I’d urge any who aren’t to become so, and Men Who Feed Pigeons would be an excellent place to start.

Selima Hill is very obviously a highly intelligent and sophisticated writer but she’s not at all a difficult one. My comments may sometimes be heavy-handed but I want to emphasise that this extremely accessible book gives immediate pleasure that increases in a very natural way as the poems show more and more of themselves to the reader.

They’re mostly very short and are grouped in seven sequences. The first … Continue Reading

Selima Hill, My Mother with a Beetle in her Hair – review


Selima Hill, My Mother with a Beetle in her Hair, Shoestring Press; 40pp, £6


You can find my review on the London Grip by clicking here.