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A Trick of the Light: Poems from Iona
In the early 1980s, Roselle Angwin visited the Hebridean island of Iona for the first time. She has been going back regularly ever since, running annual writing workshops initially with her friend, the poet Kenneth Steven, and since 2009 on her own. The love affair she has with this tiny island - just 3 miles long and 1 mile wide - is passionate but also deeply spiritual. ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published December 20th 2017 by Pindrop Press
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Reading slender books of poems back to back by two poets new to me ... both from the UK (one Irish, the other English), one male, one female, both of a certain age and thus having richly experienced decades of living, has been a treasure. Sweeney writes in a dark stain but with humor and is essentially a storyteller. His poems are narrative and are predominantly about people and speak only obliquely to the universal. Angwin is the lyric poet, the more spiritual, the more intimately connected to ...more