So many lovely comments have been flooding in for Christina Thatcher's second poetry collection 'How to Carry Fire' over the weekend.
Look at this blazing spread in the Western Mail Weekend supplement on Saturday by Jenny White.
‘The resulting work cements Thatcher’s position as a distinctive, powerful and unerring authentic new poetic voice - a stall she first set out with More Than You Were, her 2017 debut collection which explored the legacy of her father’s addiction and death.
'While many of her poems deal with gritty topics, they are also strikingly beautiful in the purity of the love they convey. There is hope here, as well as loss, and a sense that while fire destroys, it can also transform.’
Order your copy of How to Carry Fire from us or via your favourite bookshop.
The blog tour also continued at Bookphace:
'Each poem in this collection is a flame in a fire, dancing, reaching out to us, the reader. The paradox of fire, survival and destruction. Comforting warmth yet lung searing devastation. As a group the poems convey a fusion of the physical and emotional effects of fire. Maybe we all carry fire within us?' – Bookphace
... and Christina also read some of the love poems from her new book as part of Wales Arts Review's Saturday programme for their Digithon to raise money for struggling creatives in Wales whilst also bringing culture to those stuck at home.
And, while you are sat comfortably, you can also listen to Christina talking about her collection and reading poems for poetrynonstop.com
There's no rest for this socially-isolated poet, even in a pandemic!
This week the blog tour continues...