American Mules: poetry at once serious and authentically enjoyable
The opening poem of American Mules, the eighth collection from Martina Evans, finds the poet going through a plethora of electricians to get the fusebox in her Hackney home repaired:
Mick from UK Power Direct took it away in the end.
He said the Trident could be very classy but he didn’t
say my rusty, paint-splashed one was
although I still have a piece of its porcelain.
More on: www.irishtimes.com