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Thanks for visiting! If you like what you see, why not subscribe to my weekly blog in which exciting, contemporary poets ‘drop in’ to talk about a poem from their latest collections, which I review the following week.

This drop-in/review feature was shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Reviewer of Literature, in 2021 and 2022.

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Nigel Kent’s collection of ekphrastic poems, Unmuted (Hedgehog Poetry Press), is inspired by a gallery of famous works by artists from the present and the past. Each artwork acts as a frame in a storyboard which he unfreezes and unmutes to reveal the narrative he imagines lies behind it. Even for those who have no interest in art these direct, accessible and moving poems will stand alone and promise to engage with issues that truly matter.