Published by Cinnamon Press
Daphne Gloag’s third collection is an extraordinary combination of scientific and spiritual exploration. Gloag looks back at her experiences – her loves, her travels, her reactions to art – and places them in the context of the cosmos, the star-stuff from which we are all made.
“Her poems are remarkable, especially in the way she has successfully taken complex concepts in modern science – particularly cosmology – and integrated them successfully and seamlessly into poems which speak of the human condition in an effective and moving manner.”
John Latham, Carcanet poet
“A distinctive voice... which affirms life and celebrates love.”
Daphne Gloag was born in Cheshire. Having worked for most of her career as a medical journalist and editor, she is now retired. Her two previous collections are Diversities of Silence (1995) and A Compression of Distances (Cinnamon Press, 2009). Her poems appear in magazines like Ambit, Envoi, Iota, Magma, New Poetry and Stand, as well as on BBC Radio 3 and Radio London. Her awards include first prize in the 2001 Poetry on the Lake Competition in Orta, Italy (judged by A. Alvarez). She was married to the late Peter Williamson, also a poet. She lives near London.