Forced Fingers in The Goose

Really chuffed last week to see two more sections of my field work thing Forced Fingers appear in the Canadian ecocrit journal The Goose. Actually what was even more pleasing is what I am claiming as my first ever piece of literary criticism: poetry editor Camilla Nelson said in her editorial that ‘Eltringham is an English poet forging an anti-capitalist form of pastoral. The extract included from ‘Forced Fingers’, is an interruptive revisioning of a more archaic vocabulary.’ Which gets it pretty exactly. And most gratifying of all, that ‘His work complements that of Stephen Collis [also in this issue] who is also occupied with reinventing the Romantic idiom.’ For completists: the other three sections in the sequence were published in The Clearing, so if you’ve really got nothing much on it is theoretically possible to piece it together I – V.
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A stanza from the end of III:
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A decent accumulation of tags:
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