#review GHOSTS by Nick Conroy #LoveBooksGroupTours

#review GHOSTS by @Nick_Conroy @Wildpressed
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blurb:
Every poem in GHOSTS touches on the theme in some way, whether it be overtly as in the title poem, or more succinctly, as in Dragonfly – in which the poet explores ephemeral elements of his perception of his mother.
Nick Conroy’s words touch the heart of his subject matter, and the reader’s emotions at the same time.
Nick is currently studying for a Master’s in English at the University of Hull. Poetry has always been at the centre of his passion as a writer, and since childhood he’s enjoyed spoken word.
He moved to Hull in 2014, with an understanding that the city is still revered for its poets. He senses something haunting and intoxicating about Hull, and the community of writing that it holds in high regard.
Hull, in its turn, is beginning to hold Nick himself in high regard and he is fast becoming well-known as one of the region’s bright young Spoken Word talents.

I always find poetry hard to review, as each person will take something different from it making it personal to themselves and the author. For me I did enjoy Nick’s collection of poems in his debut GHOSTS, there are 19 poems and each one touches on the theme of Ghosts – be it the title or theme. Some are really short and some are 2-3 pages, some really touched me and others had no impact at all. But that is the thing with poetry – each one will be different for everyone.

Have you seen a Ghost?, Solitude and Buried Alive were my favourites.

This was a good read to dip in and out of out, trying a new one each time. I loved the theme and the cover and hope to read more of what Nick has to offer.

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About the Author:
Nick Conroy is currently studying for a Master’s in English at the University of Hull. Poetry has always been at the centre of his passion as a writer, and since childhood he’s enjoyed spoken word.
He was published in the Poetry Rivals “Whispers in the Wind” anthology in 2009 with a shortlisted poem, and won a couple of small competitions while still at school. Performance poetry, he feels, can capture a crowd and create an atmosphere – which he finds addictive.

Nick moved to Hull in 2014, with an understanding that the city is still revered for its poets. He wanted to immerse himself in the culture of poetry in such a uniquely beautiful, historic place. He senses something haunting and intoxicating about Hull, and the community of writing that it holds in high regard. There are countless opportunities for emerging writers to stamp their mark on the scene, and he knew he couldn’t sit back and keep his poetry to himself.
Performing at open mic events such as Away with Words, he was able to get himself heard by a wider audience. He has so far performed twice for the BBC Humberside ‘Contains Strong Language’ festival.

GHOSTS is his first collection of poems, which should ideally be read aloud.

Fiona

I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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