Tutu introduces a language of exquisitely sustained emotion. It is also a language that longs not simply for meaning, or musicality, but for something even more elusive and bewildering - reality.
You will need a courage cup . . .
Sometimes poetry tries too hard (or too easily) to lift its readers into hopefulness. The joy in Kathrine Sowerbys’ writing is that it dares to give sadness its very own keen-eyed, necessary, and stubborn vitality. Discomfort and grief are pinned exactly and openly to the quivering tautness of a thread just as it is about to snap. We are held in that tension. It is astonishing.
Kathrine Sowerby lives in Glasgow and is author of Unnecessarily Emphatic, Tired Blue Mountain, That Bird Loved, House However and Tutu. A new poetry collection (Find Yourself) at Constant Falls will be published later in 2022. kathrinesowerby.com
ISBN: 979-8835865680 Cat No: DW-001-108 Imprint: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Originals Publishing Model: Classic