Judy Kendall’s third collection pushes the boundaries of poetic form, all in response to the discipline of climbing. Each poem takes us to places of beauty, danger and extremity, mirroring the climb in form and linguistic dexterity. Words search for safe resting places across the page, while poems for two voices work together like climbers roped together in acts of trust.
Judy Kendall spent many years living and working in southern Africa and Japan. She has edited a Carcanet anthology of Edward Thomas’s poems and related letters, Edward Thomas’s Poets (2007), and a collection of his letters to Walter de la Mare, Poet to Poet (Seren, 2012). Her debut poetry collection, The Drier The Brighter, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2007, followed by Joy Change in 2010. She currently lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Salford.