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Difficult Gifts

by Dawn Garisch

Forty-two poems by Dawn Garisch.

ISBN 9781920397326 | 58 pages | 203 x 133mm | 2011 | Modjaji Books, South Africa | Paperback



"There is a balance of emotion and craft in Dawn Garisch’s poetry, a seamless welding of raw experience and selfobservation, of music and thought. She writes the most personal spaces, always lit by her wry, focused understanding."

Ken Barris

"Dawn’s poems reveal a warm, keen eye for the intricacies, delicacies and difficulties of language and love."

Tania van Schalkwyk

'The motif of the body is central to Garisch’s work; it changes – it can leave. It is also a place of sustenance, and offers the possibility of transcending grief. The images stay with me: the pungent eroticism in the poem ‘The Proper Use of Flowers’, or love encountered as a “trout that breathes polluted water”.'

Alan Finlay



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