Alan Baker of Leafe Press reviewed Claremont Road for Litter Magazine;
Given the raw nature of these poems, it may seem surprising that the writer deploys a range of formal techniques; oulipean constraints, deftly-deployed rhyme, cut-up and visual spacing. But it’s this technical skill, and the unobtrusive way that it’s deployed that makes these poems work. What we have is a powerful combination of subject matter (you feel the writer has lived this life) and poetic craft. If Paul Hawkins has written anything else (this is my first encounter with his work) I’ll be seeking it out.
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