Foyle, N. (2019) Adamantine. In: Adamantine. Red Hen Press, Pasadena, USA. ISBN 9781906309411

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From odes to remarkable artists and activists, to a lyrical response to her own breast cancer treatment, Naomi Foyle’s third collection celebrates women’s tenacity and lustre. Deploying a dazzle of forms from the sonnet to visual poetry, the book’s opening sequence honours the achievements of women as diverse as Mohawk writer and performer Tekahionwake, gothic chanteuse Nico, and the mothers of West Belfast. From Foyle’s concern with the Middle East spring tributes to Palestinian and Israeli prisoners of conscience – and to Arabic poetry. In its imagistic pyrotechnics and emotional vulnerability, the book’s final sequence, The Cancer Breakthrough, pays homage, not just to the poet’s resilience and relentless creativity, but also to the power of loving community.

Publication Type: Book Sections
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX165 Psychological aspects
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1010 Poetry
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Naomi Foyle
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 10:09

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