A second collection by Alison Hackett (author of Crabbing and The Visual Time Traveller) including poems published in the US since 2021. Death is an underlying theme — but death calmed to a less frightening thing as the author is comforted through knowing that those who have gone will live on, in her mind, in her words, in others who also share the loss. This collection is about innocence lost but also regained and the power of love to overcome loss.
It blooms inside,
in mother-father bud,
in sister-brother-sister leaf,
my leitmotif of love.
Twenty First Century Renaissance will be celebrating its launch on Thursday 8 December, 7pm Woodbine Books with readings by Alison Hackett.