Sometimes, a poetry book comes along that completely knocks you for six, and in 'Pink Mist' Sheers completely achieves this. It is an utterly devastating read which left me openly sobbing upon finishing the final pages.
Each voice is distinct; each painful story visceral and deeply moving.
It is clear that the stories have been curated in a similar way to Simon Armitage's 'The Not Dead', but the continuing narrative of three friends in 'Pink Mist' adds an additional layer of significance as their stories intertwine throughout the collection.
Contemporary war poetry is vital: the stories of the soldiers fighting in wars worldwide today are as important as those set down in history - those of Owen, or Sassoon, Brooke or Graves.
This is an important piece of writing, and I will certainly not forget the stories of Arthur, Taff and Hads. And nor should we.