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Review: Modern Fog, by Chris Emery

Rupert Lloydell, International Times

.. Modern Fog embraces that ‘moon mind’, does not attempt to clear away the mist and fog, instead embracing it as a way of seeing, as a source of potential illumination and reimagination of the world around us. Emery somewhat disingenuously claims to only ‘remember what we all remember’, but he does not. He pays attention, notices, responds, is busy

hanging on
to make sense of it all
as the sap runs out.
[‘The Day Storm’]

Like Royle, Emery is adept at taking unexpected twists and turns, surprising and delighting us as, despite his chosen route, he somehow always leads us back home.