Sharing the thrill of chancing on a new poem that immediately and directly strikes home is one of the reasons I started this blog. So it is with a new slim volume of verse by Grahamstown poet Marike Beyers. I opened up the book at random and came across this:
people who lived
outside of words
the way they were
alive in ways
she could not be
Some of us will recognise the rueful honesty.
I will review the rest of the volume in more depth, probably in the coming week.
Marike’s book is titled “how to open the door”, and is one of three volumes of poetry by Modjaji Books that have been received for review. Watch this space