Smoke that Thunders, poems by Eveline Pye – Glasgow Readings 2015

7 pm Thursday 28th May, 2015
CCA Clubroom
350 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow G2 3JD

8pm Monday 1st June, 2015
Sammy Dow’s
69 Nithsdale Road,
Glasgow G41 2AJ

Eveline Pye’s African poems are wonderful.  Scorchingly vivid, they transport us so we too are right there among people and voices and unfamiliar flora and fauna, among unflinchingly recorded sounds and smells and sights, looking at them from her slightly astonished but always deeply interested gaze. Her unique voice has an almost deadpan irony and scientific detachment and curiosity which inform and illuminate rather than mask the deep humanity and passion for the natural world, her sorrow and anger at our unnatural abuse of it and of the human beings who are its, and our, co-inhabitors. A love letter full of longing for the land beyond the culture-shock. Brilliant. Informed. Informative. Celebratory. A feast for the senses. Food for thought. The best collection I’ve read in ages.   Liz Lochhead

Copies of Smoke that Thunders can be obtained from Blackwell’s, Edinburgh, in person, or by contacting Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk Alternatively, a cheque for £6 can be sent directly to Mariscat Press, 10 Bell Place, Edinburgh EH3 5HT.

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