Afternoon Drinking at the Jolly Butchers
Afternoon Drinking in The Jolly Butchers is the debut collection from Galway-based poet Rachel Coventry. Beginning in East London, the collection makes its way back to Ireland and also moves from troubled youth to adulthood. Drawing on quantum mechanics, myth, religion and philosophy to fragment its perspective and to tell and retell its stories. It is at once bewitched yet bored, honest yet paradoxical. At its heart, it is a meditation on relationship, interrogating memory, regret, and loss. The poems spin through various worlds and world views but come home, eventually, to the streets of Galway. A stunningly original and thoughtful voice is unveiled in this collection.