Briar Mouth by Helen Nicholson
Helen Nicholson lives in Fife, after many years in London, where she was a founder member of the Magma team. Some of her poems celebrate her Scottish west coast background. Others draw on her earlier life experience as a child with a stammer. The stammer has allegedly left her, though not its memory.
She writes with wit and charm, as well as acute sensitivity to language—its enchantment and its dangers.