Drop in by Andy Breckenridge

Nigel Kent - Poet and Reviewer

Today I have the great pleasure of welcoming Andy Breckenridge to reflect on his inventive and vibrant pamphlet, The Liquid Air (Hybriddreich, 2021)

I am very grateful indeed to Nigel for this opportunity to drop in and write about a poem from my pamphlet The Liquid Air. It was one of six chosen for publication in the Dreich Slims submission call in 2021, and was published in July last year.

In the short collection I examine themes of self imposed exile – and more generally how it feels to be ‘ … in our element, and out of it. Or somewhere in between’, as it says in the blurb. As someone born and raised in Oban in the West of Scotland add now living in Brighton, the theme of dislocation is often present in my writing. It influences the way I present family, friendship, memory, location and love, either…

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