Nigel Kent - Poet and Reviewer
An extra treat today to celebrate the publication of All Island No Sea by Christopher Campbell (Alien Buddha Press, 2022) and the 5,000th visitor to this website, an additional review!
Since reading Chris Campbell’s White Eye of the Needle I have been a fan of his poetry. I therefore opened All Island No Sea with great anticipation and I wasn’t disappointed. Yet again he has written a relatable, accessible, highly engaging volume of poetry that quietly prompts readers to reflect upon the significance of key moments in their own lives, such as moving house, the birth of children and the arrival of new neighbours, and to think about some of life’s bigger questions.
In All Island No Sea Campbell deals with the subject of change. In some cases those changes are the product of choice, in other cases they are forced upon him. Some are welcome, some are not; some…
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