Elizabeth Cook reviewed in Stand

Elizabeth Cook When I Kiss the Sky


Elizabeth Cook’s collection When I Kiss the Sky has received a rave review by Ed Reiss in Stand magazine (Stand 233, 20(1) May – July 2022). 

“Poetry as flight, song, life, beauty, otherness.”

“Some of Cook’s poems touch on deep mysteries as lightly as Yeats’s long-legged fly.”

“Time and again Cook’s poems sparkle with a word which is risky but exact”

“Cook’s poetry is Heaney-like in being open to the legendary and the marvellous whilst remaining sensuous and grounded. The balance of the collection inclines from earlier poems of innocence to later ones of loss and grief. Throughout, these are ‘springy’ poems of compassion, praise and sustenance.”

Find out more and order a copy of When I Kiss the Sky here