Sinéad Morrissey's latest collection acts as the metaphorical scales for the worlds political, economical and down-right sensible issues not only in the modern era but throughout time itself.
It is clear to see from the outset how On Balance has become one of the leading collections in the world of poetry and how it won the 2017 Forward Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017.
Morrissey has been extremely creative in her selection of topics to cover within the narrative make-up of each piece. The book itself seems to glide effortlessly from one issue to the next.
Her use of imagery within every piece is thought-provoking and striking making me consider every element used in their construction.
I liked how each piece enhanced not only the topics/issues it discussed but also the way that it made me consider and perceive each subject in new ways.
Sinéad's writing style flows effortlessly and uses technical devices to enhance each piece methodically but with done so with ease and finesse.
So, I gave this book five out of five stars because I enjoyed it immensely and it had everything I could possibly want from a collection of poetry. I will definitely be following Sinéad's work a lot more closely and I most certainly look forward to seeing what comes next from her...