15 May 2023
The High Window has published J.S.'s review of Kathleen McPhilemy's fourth poetry collection, Back Country. J.S. describes it as "a confident, thoughtfully constructed collection", "a subtle and well-crafted exploration of place and the loss of it"
6 May 2023
"Watts' poems are dextrous and engaging, bearing the reader along with the narrative skills she has honed in her other life as a novelist."
"In the title poem 'Underword' we have the first reference in the book to Orpheus, whose mythical story is the guiding influence behind the collection."
"poems in Watts' collection have light and colour at their centre"