The very good people at Prolebooks have just informed me that my first poetry pamphlet: Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare
has just featured in yesterday's Times literary Supplement
it got a wonderful review by Andrew McCulloch:'In Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare by Wendy Pratt, poems about the loss of a child are counterpointed by a series of monologues by the famous witch of the title. The common ground is a delicate sense of life within life: "Pushing her bones/ to one side to make room for my shape" as Pratt puts it in the title poem. This imaginative collusion with female magic is perhaps one way of assuaging the pain of loss. But running with the witches might be another way of describing the consolations of poetry itself.'
I can't tell you how happy and excited this has made me. And I hope my friends on GW will be pleased for me. I know that it's seen as bad form to celebrate our own success, but I started out on GW as a complete newby and I wanted to share this little success with GW and thank everyone on the site for all their support over the years. And, of course, to thank Prolebooks for giving me a chance - taking a risk on a fledgling writer.
Yes, it's only a review, the pamphlet has had other good reviews,(and a few shaky ones!) but this one is particularly important to us. I think i remeber telling one of the eds at Prole that i would pretty much eat my hat if we got into the TLS
If anyone would like to buy my pamphlet it can be purchased here:http://www.prolebooks.co.uk/page10.html