Bright Bursts of Colour
Poems by Matt Goodfellow
illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff
Poet Matt Goodfellow seeks Bright Bursts of Colour in his day. Whether as a disguised badger, or the boy in ‘Split’– ‘I don’t detest this life of mine/ but wish I could’ve had/ a chance to see what things were like/ just and Mum and Dad…’ Furthermore, it seems this poet has the capacity to ‘see the world/ and – know it’s secrets’. He can imagine what it’d be like ‘if Cats Had Flavoured Fur’. Thereafter, he creates rich metaphors as in ‘I Tasted a Word‘ or ‘Trapped‘.
Bookwagon loves Matt Goodfellow’s other works including Chicken on the Roof. There’s vivacity, empathy and significance in which this literary form excels. Yet there’s also such humour, and skill in his wordplay, description and practice. We recommend Bright Bursts of Colour to readers of all ages, homes and schools.