“Solar Cruise”

Not for me, I’m afraid. I managed about a third of Claire Crowther’s “Solar Cruise”. Perhaps the subject – being so scientific – doesn’t lend itself to poetry; but I’m sure it isn’t just words like ‘nucleus’ or ‘electron’ which put the breaks on the poetic.

The layout of some of the pieces – you might argue – was suitably experimental, given the focus of the overall volume. Maybe. And perhaps I have inadvertently missed some real gems later in the collection. Maybe.

But as I say, not for me. Sadly.