The Day of the Three Swans
ISBN: 978-1-907682-02-5 | Pages: 72 | Published: 2010
The poems in The Day of the Three Swans work with the sense of place, the shifting ground of emotion and the pressure of politics and external events. There are lost voices in these poems, voices ignored and obscured by history and the rough march of progress. Thematically there is grit, as well as tenderness, aggression sits side by side with empathy. The language veers easily from the tactile and immediate to the musicality and flow of insight and surprise, while the poems display a capacity to enact and reconcile complex emotions and dilemmas.