Let's Chase Stars Together
This quietly presented collection speaks with care and consideration to its intended audience, not only in its topics and themes – such as friendships, loss, school, and growing up – but even more powerfully in showcasing the power of poetry to work through experiences and express emotions. The poems are relatable and accessible, set in the reality of their readers, meeting them there and speaking with and for them. Goodfellow’s observational skills are precise yet imaginative, with exceptionally well-chosen metaphors throughout, plus plenty of humour. The book is subtitled ‘Poems to lose yourself in’ – the reader may well find themselves amongst its pages.
Shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2023.