Hotel is a wonderful debut pamphlet from 2018 Eric Gregory award winning poet Ali Lewis. In short, intricate verse, his poems tackle the complexities of modern relationships and city living with great self-deprecation, not a little light-heartedness, and dashes of the surreal. But there is depth here too. In this connected century, with so many eyes on you, with so many opinions and agendas being made vocal, what is the best way to be, as a partner, a friend, a colleague? And what will happen if you get it wrong? The domestic lives large in these works, whether in rooms and halls offices or in the world beyond. Ali Lewis is a fresh new voice in poetry and is here for the long haul. Read, and you’ll see why.