The Green Gate sees Fiona Owen working at the peak of her talent. Deftly exploring landscapes, both interior and with a finely tuned sense of place, this is eloquent, lyrical and courageous poetry in which the threads of encounter continually weave.
There is a degree of openness in Owen’s poetry that constantly surprises and satisfies. Experiences that might vanish are noted with lucid precision. The language is inventive and the images are not only original, but seem to be part of the order of things. Another remarkable collection from an accomplished poet.
Fiona Owen lives in Anglesey, North Wales and writes poetry and prose. In 2013 she published the collaborative collection Screen of Brightness with Midlands poet and editor, Meredith Andrea (Cinnamon Press). She has recorded two CDs of songs with Gorwel Owen and teaches creative writing, literature and other humanities subjects for the Open University. She runs ‘Rhwng: the Point Between’ events at Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead and is poetry editor for Scintilla.