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Sophie Hannah’s praise for “The Kid” (Mslexia issue 73, Mar/Apr/May 2017):

“…there was something very chilling about the ‘endless care’ that was taken with the bones at the end of ‘The Kid’ by Julie Irigaray. The imagery in this poem is powerful and upsetting: ‘dismembered like Osiris’. And using the second person to address the dead child stresses the fact that a corpse is not normally treated as human… this [poem] is doing something formal on the page, albeit not in any classical sense.”

  • By courtesy of Mslexia