‘As the title Kintsukuroi (‘to repair with gold’) suggests, Humphreys’ pamphlet is a collection of varied and vivid beautiful things made all the more beautiful by their brokenness. Her sharp images, strong characters, compelling contrasts and precise sounds open up the world and human relationships in intriguing ways, in poems that brim/sizzle with observation, implication and atmosphere. Reading Kintsukuroi is to be filled with the sense of: “I wish to take the colours home, | there is too much to know”. But there is also so much here to feel, beauty revealed alive and sparkling through cracks that send “nerves into shivers”.’
Sarah James/ S.A. Leavesley

Endorsement for Kintsukuroi by Lucy Humphreys (Hesterglock Press, 2016)