The Leonids

Posted on: 2016-08-18

These beautiful poems, their imaginative energy, crystalline natural imagery and purity of line evoking the past and invoking a sense of personal and sororial loss,

are in turn celebratory and revelatory.  Recalling her parents with insight and tenderness – startlingly elegising her father and in conjuring up

her mother's presence and strength, unselfconsciously mirroring her own – Isobel Dixon instils both heartbreak and exhilaration. 

And in extending her poetic frontiers she ever more vibrantly consolidates her roots. ' - Stewart Conn, poet and playwright

"The Leonids is a short pamphlet of poems about

being a daughter and a sister, about illness and recovery, old age and love -

eighteen poems centred around that force of nature, my mother, Ann Rosemary Murton Dixon née Chinn, who died in May 2015. " - Isobel Dixon


Join us for the South African booklaunch at ArtKaroo Gallery, Oudtshoorn.

14 September 2016 | 18:00 - 18:30

54 Baron van Reede Street | Prince Vintcent Building | Oudtshoorn

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