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Katharine Towers, let him bring a shrubbe – review



You can link to my London Grip review of Katharine Towers’ superb chapbook by clicking here.


What I didn’t adequately suggest in the review itself was how beautifully the booklet is designed and produced by Philip Lancaster and the The Maker’s Press. Everything except the Tasting Notes is printed in a way that combines visual clarity with softness (the paper is a very pale ivory rather than white). The Tasting Notes are shaped as concrete poems and printed in a pale slightly greenish grey, which to me suggests the elusiveness and obliquity of attempts to describe nuances of flavour. It’s … Continue Reading

Katharine Towers, Oak – review

You can read my London Grip review of Katharine Towers’ Oak by clicking here.


Katharine Towers, Oak, Picador, paperback, 112 pp, £10.99