A new review of the 2015 Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Pigeons and Peace Doves" by Matthew J. Hall.
The book is beautifully hand-crafted & is bound by a stem of fine multi-coloured rolled wool. The pages are ultra smooth and when you hold them to the light they sparkle like scattered gold stars. Recently asked about the symbolic import of the title ‘Pigeons & Peace Doves’, Hall mentioned that pigeons “are representative of a kind of urban sadness which I guess is a theme for me overall. The Peace Dove represents hope- which hopefully- does come through the poems."
This ambivalence between sadness and hope is a key feature of Hall’s fledgling writing. Descriptions of the vibrancy of life in its full bloom are sometimes tempered with thoughts of despair, decay and death.
read more of this new review at BOLD MONKEY here -http://georgedanderson.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/mathew-j-hall-pigeons-and-peace-doves.html
then consider procuring your very own copy of the chapbook at Blood Pudding Press here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/236081428/new-pigeons-and-peace-doves-by-matthew-j?ref=shop_home_active_8