ED2011 Book Reviews

Rachael Boast, Will Eaves & Ryan Van Winkle

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Three up-and-coming poets read from their debut collections. Will Eaves explored his mother’s death and relationships through a variety of metaphors, including football matches and charity shops. Rachael Boast’s reading was punctuated with a soundtrack of Tattoo fireworks, to which she calmly responded by reading a poem about same. The work of Ryan Van Winkle is suffused with nostalgia, though he tempered that by describing a job in which he cleaned up roadkill. Although the reading-only format meant that the poetry was prominent, it would have been welcome to hear the poets discussing how they moved from publishing individual poems to the challenges of structuring a collection.

RBS Corner Theatre, 20 Aug, 8.30pm (9.30pm), £5.00 – £7.00, bfpp29.