Pigeon Songs by Eoghan Walls
Published 28th February 2019
Pigeon Songs is a gorgeous second collection of poems: richly detailed, densely metaphorical, steeped in themes of love and loss. The pigeon as a totem animal rings true, suggesting both a down-to-earth physicality along with an ability to astonish, to take flight. From the first piece, Angry Birds we have a sense of the poets themes and preoccupations: we have a richly metaphorical and densely allusive style, a pull towards formal metre and structures.