Speaking of swimming in shark-infested waters, I received the ‘Rivers’ poetry collection by Peter Porter, Kinsella and O’Brien from the Poetry Foundation yesterday, and am looking forward to reading it, after having read the review in ABR earlier in the year. That was the one that included the review of my collection, loosely grouped together under the theme of rivers, but my review was very much the minor one. I met another writer who saw it later, who said, ‘I felt sorry for you’, which was nice, but worrying also. Was it that bad?
At least the TAIN Review, which was just as short, was more directly positive.