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Breadcrumbs [Ebook] ➨ Breadcrumbs Author Deborah Harvey – Buyprobolan50.co.uk These are important poems They carry us through despair and hope through myths and imaginings through violence and insight to deliver us to a place where we are not only enriched but wiser Harvey s po These are important poems They carry us through despair and hope through myths and imaginings through violence and insight to deliver us to a place where we are not only enriched but wiser Harvey s poems are astute well crafted and delivered with a calm certainty that is hard won by any poet Witty surreal and above all redemptive this book uncovers truth after truth and like stars sets them shining Alyson Hallett I think very highly of Deborah Harvey s work Her honesty draws you in because Harvey knows that honesty is itself an art form It needs to be strongly crafted it is a crafted matter and she makes a persuasive poetry from the matter of experience David MorleyCover art by Dru Marland.


7 thoughts on “Breadcrumbs

  1. Liza Liza says:

    This book is really, really important It s shit that needs to be said, but it is also said so beautifully, and devastatingly, which feels like the most appropriate way to write about trauma experiences Strongly recommend, this is her best work yet.


  2. Philip Dodd Philip Dodd says:

    Having enjoyed reading her earlier book of poems, Map Reading For Beginners, and her novel, Dart, I thought it would be good to read Deborah Harvey s new poetry book, Breadcrumbs, and I was not disappointed Sad, but never depressing, most of the poems in the collection seem to be reflections on a broken relationship, long over The clearing away of things that remind her of pain in her past is a theme that runs through many of her finely crafted lines, as in the first verse of Opening the Box, Having enjoyed reading her earlier book of poems, Map Reading For Beginners, and her novel, Dart, I thought it would be good to read Deborah Harvey s new poetry book, Breadcrumbs, and I was not disappointed Sad, but never depressing, most of the poems in the collection seem to be reflections on a broken relationship, long over The clearing away of things that remind her of pain in her past is a theme that runs through many of her finely crafted lines, as in the first verse of Opening the Box, for example The attic s cleared There s just the dripof the water tank, a buzzing strip light,the dog s bark echoing from the gardenand this cardboard box I hesitate to open Refreshingly, I find them to be very English poems by a very English poet References to Greek myths, English folk lore, life in the town and the countryside, add interest to her lines I have often read that it is important that a book should have a good cover, for the cover is the first thing its potential reader sees Strangely, however, in book reviews I have read, not one reviewer has said that they were drawn to the book by its cover Indeed, the cover is never mentioned The cover of Breadcrumbs by Deborah Harvey is very good, well worth mentioning The cover illustration by Dru Marland is of a tree that looks like a bare woman, or a woman emerging, waking, as a tree Like the poems in the book, it is full of the energy of life, the will to live Anyone who enjoys reading poetry that is thoughtful and finely written would enjoy reading this book


  3. Terri Hoskings Terri Hoskings says:

    This down to earth poetry volume takes us on a journey of peopleness and is a book for any and every reader If you don t usually read poetry, here s a good place to start.The words read like music connecting up all the dots of parental love, relational resilience and hope It flows with all the continuity of the said emotions.IMHO, there is no substitute for a well read writer and we have that in good measure here Pressed between the pages of experience is a blend of humanity that is search This down to earth poetry volume takes us on a journey of peopleness and is a book for any and every reader If you don t usually read poetry, here s a good place to start.The words read like music connecting up all the dots of parental love, relational resilience and hope It flows with all the continuity of the said emotions.IMHO, there is no substitute for a well read writer and we have that in good measure here Pressed between the pages of experience is a blend of humanity that is searching, experimental and has fearsome integrity I personally found it groundbreaking in its impact raw paintings with words Truly, I can highly recommend it, if for nothing else. the final word on the back page alone Nope, I m not telling you what that is, you ll have to buy the book But you won t be disappointed.Impressive


  4. Terri Hoskings Terri Hoskings says:

    A fabulous collection of poetry, Breadcrumbs.Skillfully written, this volume has some huge lines and very vivid imagery.The speaker in the poems take us on a journey, often through the words we least convey to one another in the moment I find Deborah Harvey s work to be fierce, heartfelt and bold in expression The cover art by Dru Marland speaks for itself in its beauty, elegance and is handled with a light touch In this, the digital age, what srefreshing than well considered words and A fabulous collection of poetry, Breadcrumbs.Skillfully written, this volume has some huge lines and very vivid imagery.The speaker in the poems take us on a journey, often through the words we least convey to one another in the moment I find Deborah Harvey s work to be fierce, heartfelt and bold in expression The cover art by Dru Marland speaks for itself in its beauty, elegance and is handled with a light touch In this, the digital age, what srefreshing than well considered words and mouth watering artwork For these reasons, and others, I can highly recommend this volume to anyone everyone If you don t read it, you ve massively missed out Breadcrumbs is a book to walk around with to savour for its decisive sounds and visionary, other worldly poetry


  5. James Giddings James Giddings says:

    This collection is every bit as well crafted as Deborah Harvey other two poetry books, but because it hones in on the destructive aspects of relationships and the need to live on after the suffering they can leave in their wake, it has taken me longer than usual to come up with a written response.The book is divided into three sections, dedicated to three myths of trees who were also women, or women who were also trees, or maybe women in an unwanted relationship to a tree Harvey s previous boo This collection is every bit as well crafted as Deborah Harvey other two poetry books, but because it hones in on the destructive aspects of relationships and the need to live on after the suffering they can leave in their wake, it has taken me longer than usual to come up with a written response.The book is divided into three sections, dedicated to three myths of trees who were also women, or women who were also trees, or maybe women in an unwanted relationship to a tree Harvey s previous books have been filled with insight into the way places, usually wild or historical scenes in Devon, Bristol, Wales and Somerset, interact with the character of the people who inhabit them These new poems also bring awareness of nature, sometimesfar flung, sometimesabstract oftenhostile and implacable.I recommend this book highly Make time for reading and re reading, and you will not be disappointed


  6. Ben Banyard Ben Banyard says:

    An utterly spellbinding collection There s a raw honesty to it which really takes your breath away We read of the anatomy of an abusive relationship, and even though it s quite a dark ride there are light flashes of humour here and there which add depth and perspective Fantastic.


  7. T Huckle (Edwards) T Huckle (Edwards) says:

    To find a collection of beautiful, heartfelt poems that inspire and allow you to search your own emotions whilst reading, is a rare find Each poem is a delight to read, extremely well delivered and leaves a strong imprint of imagery long after completion These poems tug at the heart strings, are thought provoking, sad, happy and a whole lot of other feelings too, but most importantly they are written with a purpose I truly loved them all.


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