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of Christian based poetry are few and far between
but with this fine book Britain
clearly has another wordsmith to put alongside the Steve Turners and
Hendersons. In many ways there are echoes of both those poets' work in
odd poems presented here. But that's got nothing to do with any aping
it's just that Godfrey too has those poets' laconic wit and taste for
play on words. My favourites on my first read were his neatly whimsical
Place Where Socks Go' (the title of his first privately produced book)
the 45 poems under the heading 'The Sailing of the Ark'
really exposes the banality of glib evangelical certainties and ends by
revering the paradoxes of our faith. If you buy no other book of poetry
year, search out 'Breaking The Chains'.
Tucker, Cross Rhythms, February 1993