Cinnamon Book Launch

Welsh Books Council

Cinnamon Book Launch - 16 October 2008

Flashes and Specks

In her second full length collection Elizabeth Ashworth displays a carefully honed skill, acute powers of observation and an enviable range.

Birds and light, shadow and dark, the questing spirit of Walt Whitman, impermanence and a refusal to take anything for granted coalesce in mature language that is threaded with humour and made precise by the artist’s eye at work.

As Fiona Owen writes, "These longer poems are juxtaposed with others of a much shorter, sharper form so that the collection as a whole offers a dynamic range of work. Though this poet draws powerfully on the lexicon of nature, the book is equally peopled, with relationships explored for their potential and their failure."

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