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Ellen Renton’s Comfort Reading
“These are my comfort reads – the collections that continuously bring me joy, solace and wonder, even on the hundredth read”
curation – ellen renton
I love the excitement that comes with reading poetry, especially when I discover a writer’s work for the first time. I do have a habit though, much like with music or films, to return to the same wee pile of books in search of some comfort when things all feel a bit too much. These are my comfort reads – the collections that continuously bring me joy, solace and wonder, even on the hundredth read. I hope they might bring the same to you.
01_Eavan Boland – A Woman Without A Country
02_Raymond Antrobus – The Perseverance
03_William Letford – Dirt
04_Jackie Kay – Bantam
05_Ilya Kaminsky – Deaf Republic
06_Audre Lorde – Undersong
07_Kayo Chingonyi – A Blood Condition
08_Nadine Aisha Jassat – Let Me Tell You This
09_Rachel Long – My Darling From the Lions
10_Norman MacCaig – The Poems of Norman MacCaig
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