These poems have a touch as deft as the seamstresses and other craftspeople who populate the book. This collection the result of a collaboration between poet and artist, and has the focused detail of pen and ink sketches yet pulls into its parameters the wide world of mythologies, folklore and personal narratives. The effect is grounded and elevating. While the poems are not located to any particular place, in one section they're still weighted with the visceral routine of daily life. In another short poems fly with disruption, and physical and emotional changes lead to unease, wonderment and humour. It is a book of enchantment and observation, presenting the power of simple language to convey large and thrilling ideas, relying on often natural images to convey the political in the personal, the value of love and the depth of impermanence.
Woman's Head as Jug
av Jackie Wills