These visually arresting and subtly musical poems range from Scotland and the Hebrides to Paris, the Mediterranean and Israel, capturing resonant details and moments and shaping them into a quizzical coherence. Like the small ghost that circles into lamplight in "Moth", the poems are on the wing, "sourcing the radiance of things" in response to the dark. "The lost notebook" inspires a sequence that interweaves themes of sea, music, memory, love and the charge of language. This is a distinguished first collection.
Jennie Feldman was born in South Africa, grew up in London and graduated from Oxford, where she studied French. Her translations from Jacques Reda, 'Treading Lightly: Selected Poems 1961-1975', are also published by Anvil. A former award-winning radio producer and presenter, she is married with two children and lives in Haifa, Israel.