Ghosting for Beginners: A Review


Anna’s Indigo Dreams pamplet, 'Ghosting for beginners' is a rich mix of earthy exploration of nature, politics and the afterlife. 

From poem such as 'Wood Garlic', I was drawn into a world of ancient nature and otherworldly force (such as Shakespeare’s head witch, Hecate). The description, 'ripping the stitch of root/from the dark weave of earth' made me see nature as powerful and in this poem, Anna explores how humanity is rooted in nature – and that our vulnerability can be seen as a shared trait. 


Saunders' collection is political but subtly so. She describes cars as 'a carnival of sick cockroaches with gaudy shells' which makes a guarded statement about pollution and what effect our habits are having on the planet. More explicitly, Anna explores in 'A murmation above the city’, how politicians gather like dead mist, gathered together as one mind, with no independent thoughts