The Great Vowel Shift

The Great Vowel Shift by Robin Houghton

Robin Houghton’s first pamphlet brings together poems published in a range of magazines including The Rialto, The North, Poetry News and Obsessed with Pipework.

“… equally at home in poignancy and exuberance” – John McCullough

“… an admirable balance of tenderness and terseness” – Hamish Canham Award judges on ‘Ellipsis’

“… a sense of the oceanic is achieved with the minimum of words and props” – Pascale Petit on ‘Midnight Pickup’

“… there is cleverness here, playfulness and personality” – Martin Noutch at London Grip. Read the full review.

“… a beautifully balanced short pamphlet collection… each (poem) absolutely earns its place” – from Clare Best’s review in The Frogmore Papers 84

March 2014, ISBN 978-09928555-0-5

The Great Vowel Shift, £4 plus 50p postage (UK)
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