Helen Dunmore (1952–2017) was a poet, novelist, and short story and children’s writer. Her poetry books have been given the Poetry Book Society Choice and Recommendations, Cardiff International Poetry Prize, Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and Signal Poetry Award, and Bestiary was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poem “The Malarkey” won the 2010 National Poetry Competition. Her latest Bloodaxe poetry titles are Out of the Blue: Poems 1975–2001 (2001), Glad of These Times (2007), The Malarkey (2012) and Inside the Wave (2017), which won the Costa Poetry Award and was made Costa Book of the Year 2017.
Unknown Lands: On Helen Dunmore’s “Inside the Wave” and Amanda Merritt’s “The Divining Pool”
Rowland Bagnall reviews Helen Dunmore’s “Inside the Wave” and Amanda Merritt’s “The Divining Pool”...