Magdalena Ball

Ivy Ireland Reviews Petra White and Magdalena Ball

Approaching new work from such sharp, prolific and often dazzling poets as Magdalena Ball and Petra White is arguably no job for a quiet morning. Both White’s Reading for a Quiet Morning and Ball’s Unmaking Atoms demand (and duly reward) close attention.

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Apparently Soccer

She woke flying, her cheeks burnt to a flush, the world an illusion in lipstick tones of green, a loudspeaker advertising local services-if you need a new car speak to the guys at green Toyota. Everything green washed. The grass …

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Old Wounds

It was the day after the day you nearly strangled the dog pushing her into the dirt my eyes bulged lips glued tight while you shouted keep up. I don’t think it’s possible for skin to get any whiter than …

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