Poetry. SPENDING is a meticulously wrought collection of poems concerned with sexuality, interspersed with drawings, which run parallel to the text without illustrating it. The poems are highly charged - as much by the psychological tension of intercourse as by the allure of the acts described. What is made explicit is the mood of the event, its sourness as much as its sweetness, with the poems spanning the diapason of the intimacies - from tenderness and passion to callousness and unashamed vulgarity. Dilys Bidewell's images provide the text with intervals of visual stimulation as keenly turned and as wicked as the poems.