Urthona arts journal has reviewed my ‘Wandering About’, and I’m pleased.
Review in the arts journal, Urthona issue 32
Harry Nicholson is uniquely himself in ‘Wandering About’. Here is a poet with working-class origins who writes of his native North-East England as well as further-flung places with love and deeply-felt knowledge. Vignettes of ship riveters, soldiers, fishermen’s wives and ‘handy women’ vie with tales of Saxons, Celts and ancient man. There are terrifying and poignant sea stories. Many of the poems are clearly rooted in the poet’s own family history and personal memories. Flora and fauna inhabit the book in living detail, and several poems travel through layer on layer of geological time, with ecology a clear concern. These are themes of the hands as well as the brain, with an invigorating effect.
Dharmavadana, poetry editor. http://urthona.com/
‘Wandering About’: poems 1994-2014, from Amazon or Createspace.