As unfailingly playful as it is erudite, Kevin Mills distinctive voice brims with wit and allusion. Impatient with words, he breaks them and spaces them, showing the reader stray new meanings. The gaps and spaces on the page let the brave reader in. Perceptive, elegant and highly accomplished, this is poetry to return to repeatedly for the shifts in meaning and depth.
He can have nothing to say to me
His looped and windowed flesh
letting through stained light.
I burn in the cloud-
ed night; graft a few strips
of my skin,
Kevin Mills studied for both his BA and PhD in Wales and currently lectures at the University of Wales, Glamorgan where he specialises in Shakespeare, English Renaissance Literature and Myth and Narrative. His research interests include Literature and religion and Victorian literature and he is currently working on a critical-creative crossover book for Sussex Academic Press. His first poetry collection, Fool was published by Cinnamon Press.