Liz Almond has been writing poetry for many years, but this, her first, collection has been eight years in the making. Partly autobiographical and partly populated by imagined personae and voices other than the poet's, this book is a rich mix of situations and landscapes in which tensions are always present, where dark presences lurk in the shadows, and where the scorpion's tail is posed ready for the strike.
She takes great delight in playing with language, and with a touch that is always delicate, seeks synthesis - however uneasy - between the opposites and ambivalences which run through these powerful poems.
ISBN 1 900072 93 9
Published June 2002