Monday, December 2, 2013

'gems hidden within our physicality'

 Will Parfitt has generously left this review on Amazon.
In this slim volume of quality poetry, Cora Greenhill bares her soul through engaging honestly with the minutiae of life until something more than the obvious emerges, poems rich and sensual in life energies. A continuously clever use of words illuminates her life and the reader's experience in sharing her deeply connected vision. Her last poem ends 'Pelts are rent, ribs cracked, tusks splintered,/We trample the carnage of ourselves' - yes, but so to uncover the gems hidden within our physicality, and bridge the imaginary divide between soul and body. Support first rate poetry, support a first class poet, read this book!  
Will Parfitt, author and publisher.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Appreciations made legible!

Here are the appreciations of The Point of Waking  from the back of the book!

Cora Greenhill’s poems explore the wild places and natural world of Crete in a deliciously sensual and lived way. Her suggestive vocabulary and cultural accretions energises moments of being and life’s cycles to produce a pungent and elemental poetry.  Here the raw and cooked are nudged along through nuanced and succulent language. The poems probe, elevate and mark boundaries. They possess a wonderfully grounded quality. They are at once anthropological, physical and magical, and a delight to read. 

David Caddy, poet, critic and Editor of Tears in the Fence

Reading The Point of Waking,  I felt myself uncurl, tensions warming away
in the pleasure of lyric language. This is writing as a garden of delights, lines moving musically from scene to scene, resplendent with colour and scent. From the rich, earthy evocation of Crete, as it drifts slowly towards modernity, yet remains still languorous and mysterious, still charged with spiritual presence, to the tender observation of children playing with danger in urban England, the poetry takes you on a journey of the body, offering new understanding of place through sensuous description. 

Rose Flint, poet

I can’t describe how excited I am about Cora Greenhill’s poetry. It’s not just that it’s good – it’s good in the way I really want poetry to be good – a rich and sensual poetry with blood and earth in it, physical and grounded, but also thoughtful and deeply felt. 

Elizabeth Rimmer, poet