Title: Surgically Enhanced
Author: Pam Ayres
Page Count/Review Word Count: 168
Pam Ayres is an interesting poet with a lot to say, mostly on the more mundane topics that poets have historically overlooked. We’re talking about poems about going skiing with her sons or how her husband annoys her.
The cool thing about this book is that it’s a mixture of poetry and prose, with the prose often introducing the poetry or talking about the stories behind the poems’ creation. That made for a pretty interesting little read, and I’m glad that I picked it up. In fact, Ayres is now on my “I want to complete” list
What was funny about this is that I read it all in Ayres’ voice, probably because it’s not been too long since I listened to a vinyl record of one of her live performances. For some reason, though, I always thought she was a northerner, but she was actually from Oxfordshire.