Praise and Poems
An Explosion of Skittles is troublingly fine, ritually obsessive, even charming. But always unique. At his best, Tatum startles into the most unforgettable poetry.
Recently, Tatum’s poetry has focused on slant truths of recall, creative forgetting, fresh disturbances wincingly turned over. Under the guise of walking into cul-de-sacs Tatum faces oblivion in a blank driveway.
Simon Jenner, Waterloo Press
‘Rare to find a poet with a theme – it’s good that you are still writing poetry, and that it is so personal’
‘They are, at their best, admirably direct and clear’
‘A marvellous collection of poems’
Alan Carter (Quantum Leap)