Drop in Brendon Booth-Jones

Nigel Kent - Poet

I’m more than delighted to welcome Brendon Booth-Jones to reflect on one of the poems from his prize-winning Vertigo to Go

First of all, thank you for having me on to your ‘drop in’ series, Nigel. It’s a real pleasure to be among such esteemed company.    

I decided to talk about my poem Sonnet from my debut collection Vertigo to Go, published, as you well know, by The Hedgehog Poetry Press earlier this year. Sonnet is probably the most difficult poem in the collection, so I figured a bit of context and a dip into my personal poetics might be of interest to readers.

Vertigo to Go is a series of poems that traces the highs and lows of a young protagonist named Ashley. Ash is a composite cobbled together out of parts of myself, people I have encountered in my life and my imagination. I wrote most of…

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