four poems from saying it with flowers

Reviewed 20 11 2016

Saying it with Flowers

A great review essay by Joan Michelson of Peter Phillips’ new pamphlet in London Grip.

“With his low-keyed, understated but surprising manner, his subtle manipulation of the spoken, unobtrusive image and spare narrative, Peter Phillips buries bullets (if not land mines). They lie in the text like his snowdrops who didn’t see daylight for years and like Gluck’s Wild Iris who returns from oblivion ‘to find a voice’. Look out for FLOWERS and for Saying It With …”