Familiar, almost mundane sights and objects are revealed as small epiphanies to the alert viewer and user. These are poems which implicitly offer a key to our lives and thinking actions, a positive response to grey contemporary times. The poet’s voice is humane and questioning, her language individual and focused to a point of almost religious intensity.
Jean Earle (1909-2002) lived in Wales for most of her 92 years. Her last collection, The Bed of Memory, was shortlisted for the 2002 Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award. Visiting Light (1987) and Selected Poems (1990) were a Poetry Book Society Choice and Recommendation respectively.