Kris Hemensley: a review of ‘Your Scratch Entourage’ by Rebecca Law

Rebecca Law reviews Kris Hemensley’s 2016 poetry collection, ‘Your Scratch Entourage’, in a recent addition to ‘Communion Arts Journal # 14’.

Perhaps we begin with Ted Hughes and “The Thought Fox”; and then take that starless night, the steady assured tread of “something … alive” and “more near/ …/ the loneliness” – a foxes paws across snow, the “neat” but inevitably sooty footprints left behind “now/ and again now, and now, and now” – to read again, the brilliance of the darkness that is poetry.

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