Sue Finch’s debut collection, Magnifying Glass, focuses the lens on moments in time and carries the reader from childhood through to adulthood. The title poem recalls one of her brother’s experiments in the garden with his new magnifying glass and its ability to focus sunlight to make fire. The poems are at times dark (Hare Mother reflects on a woman leaving an abusive relationship), occasionally twisted (The Red Shoes is a fairy tale inspired poem that begins with a meeting in a shoe shop) and often poignant (No Second Chance recounts an autobiographical moment where poor use of an axe to chop wood has unforeseen consequences). The final poem, Graphene, is a love poem as well as a celebration of carbon atoms.
Author: Finch, Sue, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Black Eyes Publishing UK, Series: N/A, Publisher: Black Eyes Publishing UK, Published: 17/10/2020, Pagination: 86 pages, Classification: Literature & literary studies, Country of Publication: United Kingdom