Thursday, 12 April 2018

Launching Against the Pull of TIme

V. Press is very very delighted to launch Against the Pull of Time , a poetry pamphlet by Jenna Plewes.

“Against the Pull of Time is a spiritual and physical journey. On the island of Iona Jenna Plewes travels far into herself to come to terms with loss, ageing and mortality. The outer landscape is wonderfully realized. Sea, shore, shells, birds and buildings play a central role in her inner exploration. The immediacy of the pared writing in this sequence, its telling details and the sharing of a deeply-felt experience, draw the reader into Plewes’ journey.” Myra Schneider

“In tender, beautiful and unsentimental language Jenna Plewes takes us on a journey, walking barefoot on wet sand, sitting in a ruined nunnery, musing on the shoreline 'handcuffed to the sea'. it is a long time since I have read a collection that moved me so. One line somehow says it all: 'so many things are precious in the leaving and the letting go'. This is a collection I want to read over and over – also rare these days.” Roselle Angwin

Against the Pull of Time is very very deep-rooted and seamlessly woven.

R.R.P. £6.50

A sample poem from the pamphlet may be enjoyed below.

BUY Against the Pull of Time now, using the paypal link below. 

Against the Pull of Time (including P&P)

A Thin Place

A hand-span measure where time dissolves
in a turquoise sea.

A cell where your mind squeezes through bars,
spirals the thermals.

Here, ideas hatch like midges in sunlight.
Wind indifferent to everything but itself

will temper you, silence will free you from explanations
and excuses. The chill of rippled sand

will teach your naked feet to walk with tenderness
across the thin-skinned earth.

This place is a heart-squeeze of finding and losing,
where you will walk the machair,

try to snare a singing bird, cage it and learn its song,
where you must set it free.


Friday, 20 April: 5pm - 7pm, Bromsgrove Library, Parkside, Market St. B61 8DA. Welcome glass of wine.

Friday, 15 June: 5.30pm , Harbour Bookshop 2 Mill St. Kingsbridge TQ7 1ED. Welcome glass of wine.

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