Greek and Roman myth used to be a standard reference in poetry, but such references have become much rarer. This collection finds a way to renew myth by presenting it, at times, in more mundane contexts, but also by adding to it refreshingly contemporary, detailed and vivid images. It also handles narrative with very effective pacing and authority.
Will Kemp studied at Cambridge and UEA before working as an environmental planner in Canada, Holland and New Zealand. His first collection, Nocturnes, was published by Cinnamon in 2011. Lowland, his second collection, was published in 2013 and his third collection, The Painters Who Studied Clouds, will be published in 2015.