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  1. Sheenagh Pugh Sheenagh Pugh says:

    Review of From the Dark Room by Sue Rose pub Cinnamon Press 2011The title From the Dark Room is a phrase from a seuence of poems called Travelling Light Some unexpected things happen with light and dark in this collection In Rare Old whisky abandoned in Antarctica and protected by the freeze is brought into the damage of light Nesting house martins in Hemispheres by contrast are pictured sliding the dark around themselves in an act of protection while Globe ends with the sinister volcanic image ofwhat might ooze if the eggof the Earth were cracked lighthatching from the world's blown sphereIt will already be clear that verbal interactions are being carefully considered in these titles Hemispheres and Globe are juxtaposed; the Dark Room and Travelling Light are susceptible of than one interpretation as is Birth Rights Rose is a professional literary translator and it is tempting to see in her method of composition the translator's constant awareness of how many shades of meaning one word may contain and how it may be nuanced and slanted by its context A translator also needs to preserve a certain amount of detachment from the material with which heshe works and Rose seems unusually able to do this with her own original material Some of this is very personal like the old age and death of parents and the unfulfilled desire for children but it is handled with a remarkable lack of sentimentality an ability to stand back and create the distance that makes for accurate observation and incidentally licenses the reader to feel the emotion the writer has suppressed In Hard Skin the relationship of mutual dependence between a mother and daughter is expressed entirely through their care for each other's feetShe rests her legs on mine I massageher bunions rub the lump on top of her footShe kneads my protesting arches the corrugated boneof my ankleWe may certainly read into the practicalities of this event something about the relationship – brusue and carefulthough we both sometimes draw blood but it is not dwelt on The most powerful example of this method is perhaps Making a Gem in which she combines the ashes of her parents and dispatches them to be turned into a diamond From the mundane details of ueuing at the post office to the dispassionate account of the refining process in a hot oven three hundred centigrade this distance is maintained with the result that the one phrase capable of a less literal interpretation Matter breaksunder such forces acuires a great poignancySuch material could be grim but Rose often allows a sense of humour to come through Sample may seem an unlikely scenario for a poem – a woman on her way to the clinic in pouring rain with a sample of her husband's sperm speculates that if the Flood were to return now she'd be well euipped to board the ark as a pair – but it works beautifully and in Minute Waltz a sense of ageing and loss are treated with a rueful self deprecation that ends in a genuine punchline which obviously I'm not going to reveal but it is both funny and moving This collection combines universal themes with a care for exact language and dispassionate observation that is far from universal

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