Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A eulogy for Lee Harwood

Kelvin Corcoran's new collection demonstrates an intimate oneness with Greek geology and scenery. It also ranges through many familiar tales from Greek myth and literature. Some poems relate to Greece's current problems but there are also more tender poems of memory and love.

  One poem that particularly stood out was written as an elegy and tribute to the poet Lee Harwood, a friend of Kelvin's. The writing drew once more on vivid imagery of ocean landscapes and scenery from Kelvin's own journeys - the poem hummed with life. It was a eulogy of sorts, and we were all lucky to hear the poet read it. 


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