Nathan Munday, in Wales Arts Review, reviews "this wonderful collection" of poems, Natalie Ann Holborow's second collection, published by Parthian last month.
"Magic, folklore, witchcraft and mystery – perhaps the most important element bottled in poetry – are unashamedly interwoven with the empirical. The speaker is not afraid to question and wonder. The poems are as colourful and complex as those labyrinthine streets that shore the Ganga of her India poems."
In conclusion, he writes: "...her collection is – I’ll use the word again – brave and inspiring. This is a poet who taps into the ‘wonder’ of the ‘child’s sudden cry’ as well as pausing and questioning the caesura of ‘colder heavens’."
You can read the full review here.
And Small is available via our website here, or from your favourite independent bookshop.