A Ravel of Yarns
Published by Red Squirrel Press
Anne Connolly is an Irish poet living and working in Scotland. Her poems have been published in a wide variety of journals, magazines and online. She was the Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) 2013–2014.
This collection weaves a variety of yarns—some tangled, some true, some ancient, some new. There are threads of memory, beliefs, politics, digital wizardry, all worked on a spindle of blank verse or patterned with rhyme.
‘Anne Connolly’s poetry should be read aloud. Exuberant and musical, her words are attuned to a meticulous lyricism…the sonorous rhythms of her poems reel in the reader.’
—Theresa Muñoz, Scottish Review of Books
‘[Connolly] challenges the distinction between performance and page poetry. Her poems are formally accomplished and tightly wrought on the page but they also demand to be heard.’
—Andrew Sclater, Sphinx
‘Cloots’, shortlisted by Carol Ann Duffy, is ‘a rich, luxurious, Heaneyesque lyric which marks its author out as a poet to watch.’
‘Foundlings’, Highly Commended by Peter Fallon, Gallery Press.