Contains Mild Peril by Fran Lock

My review of Fran Lock’s recent collection, Contains Mild Peril, has been published on London Grip.

‘Here come the dogs. Sooner or later in a collection by Fran Lock, you’ll encounter the dogs. They leap out at us from the pages of Contains Mild Peril in such titles as ‘Citizen Pitbull’, ‘And I will consider the yellow dog’, ‘Remedial dog’; they wait within the verse, ready to pounce. Take this, from the opening of the sinister monologue of Irish feuds and families, ‘Gentleman Caller’:

The Cavan night aspires to knives; a dog with prominent
Spine is moving among the empties like a broken plough.’

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