Drop in by Kate Boston-Williams

Nigel Kent - Poet and Reviewer

Today’s drop in is by another poet from the Dreich stable, Kate Boston-Williams, reflecting on a poem from her debut collection, Snake Skins. Welcome Kate.

Thank you Nigel for showing an interest in my first collection of poems “Snake Skins” and for inviting me to share my processes and inspirations for one particular poem. It’s been strange looking at it again after some time and trying to fathom exactly why I did choose to write it like that. Not as easy as I first thought. Perhaps that’s why I’ve chosen “Under Snow” it seems a quiet unassuming little poem and I suspect that’s why it’s where it is in the collection – but don’t be fooled.

These poems decided to group themselves together and shuffle about into an order. I couldn’t see the thread at first but then with careful peering a shape and a meaning emerged. They speak of…

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