Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice
Trailer is a series of meditative poems about the poet’s family history, and the way the past travels with us. The poems – like paintings by Chagall – stir up time and place to dissolving point, honouring the material world but not taking it for what it is. Or isn’t. Trailer is a memorial to the poet’s grandparents and great grandparents.
Anna Woodford makes it lively and new, and in the way of the best of poems, she starts with the specific and takes off.