A timely and thoughtful review of 'Lune' by Billy Mills on Sabotage:
"Lune: a leash for a hawk; fits of lunacy; a crescent formed by the
overlapping of two circles; a crescent moon; a river whose tidal estuary
is at Plover Scar, Lancashire; a poem in five sections by Sarah Hymans
printed as a neat concertina or gatefold pamphlet, subject of this review. ...
Lune is a rich addition to this contemporary pastoral tradition: part
narrative, part evocation of land- and sea-scape, part metaphysical
meditation on what the world is and what it is to be in that world. The
title in the first instance derives from the river, but the other
definitions of lune that I referred to in the opening paragraph of this
review all seemed to me to come to bear on the poem as I read it. The
sea is a leash, limiting the walker’s range of movement, the pull of the
moon is what creates that intertidal space, the bay’s crescent is
formed by sea and land intersecting, and these are all things the poem
brings to our mental vision."
You can read the full review here.Or, even, buy it here
I like the timing, given the subject of current posts being the landside of the Lune.