Santa Lucía by Charlie Baylis
Santa Lucía is the new pamphlet from poet Charlie Baylis.
It immerses the reader in a contrasting world of light and dark, and is a place where optimism, anxiety, fear and love collide.
Split into two parts, ‘Day’ sees the poems rise into the light using a propulsive, enigmatically lyrical style.
The second part, ‘Night’ explores the poet’s relationships with others and how they navigate areas of love and loss, and what it means to find intrinsic identity in a place far from home.
Santa Lucía is a powerful collection of poems that is as rewarding as it is absorbing.