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The Drier The Brighter

Authors: Judy Kendall

Published by Cinnamon Press

ISBN: 9781905614141

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"In this delightful, precise and carefully observed collection, Judy Kendall shows her enviable qualities of clear perception, scrupulous self-awareness and the knack for the mot juste. You can hear a pin drop in the silence and tension between the lines."
David Morley

"Judy Kendall's poems… demand that we make connections. … they invite both sensual associations and the enquiring mind. … what is left unsaid is rich with sharply-cut details… Like Edward Thomas, a presiding spirit in this book, she has the grounded sensibility of one who sees the world by walking."
Philip Gross

"This is an intelligent, astute, refreshing collection of scintillating clarity. I look forward to seeing more from this highly original poet."
Barbara Dordi

Judy Kendall spent many years living and working in southern African and Japan. Her research interests are in poetic composition and the poetry of Edward Thomas, and she also works as a collaborative translator. In addition to her debut poetry collection with Cinnamon Press (The Drier The Brighter) Judy edited an anthology of Edward Thomas’s poems and related letters to contemporary poets and she is working on a book on Edward Thomas's letters to Walter de la Mare. Her second collection Joy Change, poems about Japan, will be out with Cinnamon Press in 2010. Judy lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Salford.

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