Review: Birthday Girl with Possum Brendan Constantine

Brendan Constantine’s talent seems wider than an ocean. He constantly amazes me. I seem to be reading his books in reverse order but, coming to him late, I just want to devour his writing – it delights and moves my soul.

I detect loss in this book quite strongly. We all write from that which we empathise with or feel strongly about, or those feelings that hang around for a while after an event or experience. The metaphors and imagery are unfailingly witty and graphic, sad and vivid. Such a quick mind, such fluid writing. A brilliant mind, sparking in poems fired by electricity.

Chrissie Morris Brady

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Author: chrissiemorrisbrady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft. I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by madswirl.com and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

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