Although this collection often looks back it is never sentimental or clouded by a false rosy glow. Cox is fundamentally honest and pragmatic; we feel her wisdom in accepting what has been, in fact, of acknowledging her role in how things played out. The poet never seeks sympathy but invites us to laugh, consider, weigh up and move on. Whatever else there is in a life lived fast and furious, we may all be grateful for “a square of sunlight” and “the juice of a glut of ripe strawberries”. – Pat Edwards, London Grip (read full London Grip review here)
It’s impossible to read the collection without being infected with an urge to make the most of life.Meg Cox’s poetry is a joy. Whether savoured in sips or gulped down in one, A Square of Sunlight is an excellent read. – Matthew Stewart, Rogue Strands (read full Rogue Strands review here)
Meg Cox is a compassionate and entertaining guide, vivid and various, unsentimental and at times, mordantly witty, choosing precise and clear diction to express complex thoughts and feelings. – Pam Thompson, Under the Radar (read full Under the Radar #28 review here)
Meg Cox did not write poetry until she completed a degree with the Open University in her sixties. Thank you Harold Wilson. Since then she has assiduously attended workshops with the Arvon Foundation, Poetry Business and Kim Moore, where she learnt, made friends and loved every minute. She lives in a small hamlet in the North of Herefordshire with a dog or two for company and a beautiful view, and thanks to writing poetry and the many friends she has made that’s fine.