Mandeville / Monochrome / Voodoo

Oi, oi – the Spring 2009 issue of Poetry London is out. Amongst other things, it contains my review of Mandeville by Matthew Francis, Bloodshot Monochrome by Patience Agbabi and Hoodoo Voodoo by D.S. Marriott. Here’s an excerpt: The railway is figured as a brooding Hades, commuter trains hammering through ‘the seven circles’. Death isContinue reading “Mandeville / Monochrome / Voodoo”

Hoodoo Voodoo

I recommend Hoodoo Voodoo by D.S. Marriott extremely highly. It’s the best thing I’ve read this year and tops his previous collection. My review of this will be in the next Poetry London. Here’s a snippet. These poems are unexpected and often frightening documents of loss, which probe issues of black identity in stark, uncompromising language.Continue reading “Hoodoo Voodoo”