Title: Talking Crow
Author: Jim Clarkson
Page Count/Review Word Count: 174
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
This is easily the best book of contemporary poetry that I’ve read this year, even if it is only February – it’s a tough one to beat, and well worth a 10/10. Clarkson is a skilled poet with a way with words, and whilst his style is different to my style, in some ways they sometimes feel similar – weirdly, I kept picking up on imagery in his poems that I’d also used, as well the word ‘carapace‘, which we’ve both used and which you don’t see around too often.
The poems are presented alongside a set of photographs, and it’s all beautifully bound into a book that it just feels good to hold, and to flick through. I’ve already recommended this to a few people, and I’d even recommend it if you’re not usually into poetry. This stuff is gold.