Looking through water
Poetry Space, 2020
Moira Andrew has lived through many changing experiences and recorded them in her straightforward, and often humorous style. This collection is her testament to another major loss, that of her eyesight.
Philip Gross says of Moira Andrew’s latest poetry collection, Looking through water:
"Faced with a potentially dismaying medical condition, these poems handle it with courage and candour, step by step. They are proof of poetry's ability to accompany us in such challenges, to tread a difficult path with balance, wit and grace. Most movingly, they map a way, inviting us to follow, through to an arresting tenderness."
Philip Lyons says:
"In these deftly-constructed poems Moira Andrew grieves for the gradual loss of her sight, inviting us to take a closer look at the world we take for granted. Without self-pity she examines her predicament through memory, everyday encounters and dreams, using her gifts as a lucid and plain-speaking poet to illuminate the experience."
LOOKING THROUGH WATER (2020), published by Poetry Space, Price £5, soon available from www.poetryspace.co.uk