In the Distance by David Cooke
Approx. 6,890 words.
Published on March 7, 2011 by
Tim Roux - Taylor Street and That Right Publishing.
The ghosts of a West of Ireland family haunt these poems, but Cooke is not treading ground already made familiar by others. Growing up in England, he is a poet whose 'making strange' grows naturally out of his exile between two countries. The limewashed pieties of rural Ireland are here, but in a wider context. After a long silence, David Cooke has burst back into life.