Friday 2 June 2023

Ten Poems about Rivers

 Ten Poems about Rivers

 This lovely little poetry pamphlet, edited by Ian Duhig, is one of a series from Candlestick Press. The press specialises in small booklets that can be sent 'instead of a card.' 

The poems vary in style and content, from the beautifully melodious Appletreewick by Julian Turner whose words flow like a river:

.. pasture rippling on the bones / of rock like shot silk, 

to Duhig's own poem An Aroko for David Oluwale, a homeless Nigerian immigrant to Leeds, who died by drowning in the River Aire in Leeds, after a campaign of persecution by two local policemen. 

The other featured poets are Eavan Boland, Kayo Chingonyi, Philip Gross, Kathleen Jamie, Zaffar Kunial, Beth McDonough, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Pascale Petit.

This beautifully produced pamphlet comes with a bookmark for writing a note to the recipient and would be a lovely gift. 

You can browse the full range of wee pamphlets here.

Ten Poems about Rivers edited by Ian Duhig published (2018) by Candlestick Press

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