DURA's StAnza 2021 reviews: The M Pages

Friday 12 February 2021

If you want to discover what lies behind the mysterious title of Colette Bryce’s eighth collection, it is unlikely that the cover will tell you. Nor will the opening poems, which lead up to the book’s searing long poem heartland. However, when you reach that section you will want to retrace to collect the clues, which were not always obvious, but invariably were present. That seems entirely true to the pattern of how we react, how we grieve and how we try to unpick reasons when we attempt to comprehend the sudden death of someone close. The loss of the never-named ‘M’ is on every page.Whilst there is no dedication, a dedication is embedded nonetheless....

This is an excerpt of a review on the DURA website by Beth McDonough of Colette Bryce's The M Pages. For more information on Bryce at StAnza21, please click HERE. To read the whole review, go to the DURA webpage.