Green Figs and Blue Jazz by Lizzie Fincham


Check out the book, Green Figs and Blue Jazz, by Lizzie Fincham, as featured on Linda’s Book Bag blog

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Green figs and blue jazz

I’ve been drawn back into reading poetry of late and when Lizzie Fincham asked if I’d like to review her collection Green Figs and Blue Jazz I jumped at the chance.

Published by Cinnamon on 1st June 2017, Green Figs and Blue Jazz is available for purchase here.

Green Figs and Blue Jazz

Green figs and blue jazz

The narrative arcs of love and loss, sex and death, with the constant interplay between time present and time past, unite this deeply affective collection from widely published and award winning poet, Liz Fincham.

Structured in three acts, Green Figs and Blue Jazz moves from a winter solstice, gathering memories of a relationship in which the signs of transience and mortality appear in retrospect, to a central act in which loss comes to the fore so that every place, each object, even the mud on a pair of boots becomes a stark meditation on what…

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