April Bulmer – Rich and elegant evocations

And With Thy Spirit – April Bulmer’s poems are rich and elegant evocations; spare songs of loss and love, spirit and ritual, women and myth, that move with control and music, attuned to both rhythm and the sound of their diction (“like herons balanced on wings and ancient songs”). Throughout is an intriguing contrast and tension between what and how these poem reveal–and simultaneously conceal–in their lush language and images, and precision.

- Karen Massey, poet