In Defiance of Short Days: Poems From the Frontier of Fearlessness
Tuesday 15 November | 19:30-21:00
Join us during Book Week Scotland for a poetry evening with poet and writer Patricia Ace.
In this reading of poems spanning a twenty-year period, Patricia Ace casts her unflinching eye and full-blooded imagination over the world she encounters and the diverse creatures and environments that define it. Primarily concerned with relationship, whether within the framework of the family, or between humans and animals, plants and the natural world, these poems talk of sex, gender, birth, death, motherhood, mental health and transition in all its forms but especially in the lived female experience.
'These poems are wonderfully exuberant. Fierce and tender, brave and unafraid, they fizz with life and energy.' - Vicki Feaver
'Ace's work-leaves the reader with a profound sense of hope, her imagery and the musicality of her language making connections between ideas and disparate times and places, drawing them into a quiet circle of regeneration, tenderness and healing. This is a poet writing at the height of her powers.' - Anna Crowe