Jennifer Compton’s ‘Now You Shall Know’ reviewed by Luke Simon

Jennifer Compton cover

‘”Now You Shall Know”, a poem filled with complex imagery, painful dialogue and dramatic verve, won the Newcastle Poetry Prize and is [Compton’s] latest eponymous poetry collection. The book is divided into six different sections, entitled in turn: awaiting our delivery, oh, a rapt downwards look, in the long run, wrenched backwards, and, somehow urgent. These poems concern themselves with aspects of family life and with themes of loss, grief, change, and memory.’

The full review, published in Rochford Street Review, can be found here.

Now You Shall Know can be purchased here.

 

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