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WAR REVIEW: 'Shoot for the moon? Holborow has landed'

Christina Thatcher, Events, Natalie Ann Holborow, Parthian Books, Poems, Poetry, poets, Reviews, Wales, Wales Arts Review -

WAR REVIEW: 'Shoot for the moon? Holborow has landed'

Natalie'Moonlight washes across the entire, exposed landscape of this poetry collection. The ‘white eye’ orbits from the first page to the last, with a quiet, ancient glint amid the frail unfolding of melancholy lives. Swansea-born writer Natalie Ann Holborow levels the lunar gaze onto a sudden first kiss, violence at a party, memories of past love, wretchedly drunken taxi rides, and a bundle of other tender, inflamed moments. Each is conjured in imagery that aches.'

'And Suddenly You Find Yourself is somehow both meticulous and raw, as if Holborow has mulled infinitely on how best to describe the act of stripping us to our simplest selves.

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'Shoot for the moon? Holborow has landed, roamed its face, dipped into the craters, and gathered an armful of stars while up there.'

Sophie Baggott reviews Natalie Ann Holborow's debut poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself for Wales Arts Review.

Join us for An Evening of Welsh Poetry at Cardiff Waterstones featuring Natalie Ann Holborow, Christina Thatcher and Emily Blewitt on Thursday 27 April at 7pm. Free entry, over 18s only.