The long-awaited new poetry collection by Elspeth Brown will appeal to all contemporary poetry and nature lovers. The engage the natural world in addition to that of myth and mystery.
Review from the back of Skunk Cabbage by Vicki Feaver.
“Elspeth Brown’s poems look at the world slightly aslant, as Stevie Smith did. She has a vision that encompasses a despised flower, in the wonderful, “Skunk Cabbage”, a hellfire preacher in “Drying Out”, and the sun ranging the sky as the head of a giraffe, in “Kate’s Poem”.
Her voice is questioning, unafraid – bravely tackling no go areas, wryly humorous and always compassionate. Her poems are moving, thought provoking, but above all, with their offbeat observations and insights, highly entertaining.”