Open a new door: a collection of poems by Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle–A Review

Professor Charles F. French has shared a lovely review of Open a new door, a collection of poetry which includes my poems and some by South African poet, Kim Blades. Thank you, Charles.

Charles is a great supporter of writers and has some excellent books to help guide writers and authors. He also has some terrific supernatural and horror books. You will find them all on his blog.

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Open a New Door

I am delighted to offer a review of this excellent book of poetry!

This book is a lovely collection of poetry from two talented writers-Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle! Their poetry is interwoven, as they explore important thematic issues in life in South Africa. The structure of the book is extremely effective: the poets use this format–“The Good”, “The Bad”, and “The Ugly” as they explore various aspects of life in their land: “God bless Africa”, “God bless my family and friends”, “God bless me”, and “God bless corporates and work.”

Both poets use a variety of poetic forms and show great observations about their world, their people, and themselves. This is a deeply compelling collection of poems.

While both poets offer a large variety of excellent pieces, I will highlight two that particularly stood out to me: “The boys under the bridge” by Robbie Cheadle, in which the poet’s…

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I am delighted that you are interested in this book, it is quite special to me as it reveals a lot of my thoughts and emotions about life here in South Africa. It is wonderful that some of your sisters lived here. Sally Cronin has also lived here. It is such a small world.

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