Path Through Wood
In this debut collection Sam Buchan-Watts leads us deep into the uneasy territory of the contemporary lyric. Here we must hold ourselves to account for what we hear and what we make of what we hear. The many ethical dilemmas these poems enact listen in to the noise which society makes to distract itself. If lyric is an exemplary listening device in language, the book asks, what responsibilities does it have, not only to interior life, but to social change?