The Road, Slowly is the ground-breaking debut collection of love poems from award-winning Irish poet, Liz Quirke. With an assured voice, her poems weave through the experience of becoming a wife and mother in a collection of considerable lyrical beauty. Her poetry ploughs new thematic ground with confidence and subtle, delicate observations. Same-sex parenting in modern Ireland; non-biological motherhood and ways in which the past can inform the present are explored with courage. Quirke celebrates the connection between parents and children within a non-nuclear family with scalpel sharpness and a discerning eye. Her poems pay tribute to the achievement of family.
"These poems are full of force and mystery, a moving study of the ways in which we mother and in which we love" - Leanne O'Sullivan