Planet 234

Gee Williams reviews
Departure Lounge
by John Barnie and
Wired to the Dynamo: Poetry & Prose in honour of John Barnie
edited by Matthew Jarvis

Departure Lounge by John Barnie

Cinnamon Press, £8.99

What larks!

Invitations are virtual now, or I might have searched this one from Planet for an enclosed razor blade.

Here’s a companion pair of Departure Lounge, by prolific poet John Barnie (his latest collection) and Wired to the Dynamo, (a portmanteau of poetry, prose, reminiscences and interviews all celebrating John Barnie, now in his mid-seventies). This is the John Barnie who for more than fifteen years was editor of Planet: The Welsh Internationalist – some feat in a period when, according to Matthew Jarvis, that meant six editions of the magazine per year.

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