‘Poets often look for an oblique way to come at big subjects, but Rupert Loydell here takes on dark areas of depression and desperation quite directly. Out of painful raw experience he forges a sequence of strong and supple poems. They ask fundamental questions about the “reasons to stay alive”, and whether listening for the voice of reason is itself unreasonable. These urgent and honest poems take us to hard places, yet offer an invigorating read, full of insights.’
– Tony Lucas
Reasons will be out on Friday November 6th £5.00 + p&p
Front cover artwork by Alan Halsey.