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Claire Trévien
Poetry London

"Brahic is at her strongest in 'Ancient History'. This contemplation of the ephemeral nature of time avoids all manner of clichés, as she mixes the death of her father with a study of war casualties across the centures, and the creation of jam:

How solid the world of the Athenians--I think--

watching fruit bubble

in the hand-me-down preserving kettle--


you'd think this had all happened yesterday."