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Review of ‘In the simmer dim’ by Barbara Cumbers

This week it is my pleasure to review Barbara Cumbers’ memorable depiction of the Shetland Islands in her latest collection, In the simmer dim (Dempsey and Windle, 2022). I have known Barbara for some time as a fellow member of the Open University Poets’ Society and have long been an admirer of her poetry. ItContinue reading “Review of ‘In the simmer dim’ by Barbara Cumbers”

Drop in by Barbara Cumbers

Thank you, Nigel, for this invitation. It’s hard to know what to say, or which poem to choose out of a long sequence of poems about Shetland. I was on the islands for several weeks in the summers of several years both as a geologist and on holiday, and then for a whole month inContinue reading “Drop in by Barbara Cumbers”