Home Farm Reviewed in the Poetry Book Society Bulletin for Spring 2019
I was delighted to see that Home Farm had been reviewed in the Poetry Book Society Spring Bulletin. Here is the text of the Review:
In this intense, earthy fourth collection, Sutherland digs assuredly through the autobiographical sod of a dairy farm and deep countryside. Animal, human and landscape hybrids run throughout; an opening poem glides from the image of a serpentine river to a water-snake and disease in cows is hauntingly reflected in the degradation of human bodies. Eloquently brutal, Home Farm explores life, place and family in a matter-of-fact, evocative manner and throws in several unusual surprises along the journey.
Book Reviews, Poetry Book Society Spring Bulletin, 2019