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Exposure by Julie-ann Rowell


This is a finely-wrought, dramatic collection of poems woven from the landscape and folklore of the Orkney Islands, where Julie-ann Rowell used to live and still frequently visits. Exposure is the poet’s homage to the landscape, culture and history of the archipelago.  Her personal response to this mysterious world imperceptibly draws the reader into reflections on contemporary social matters.  Includes ‘Fata Morgana’, Highly Commended in the Best Single Poem category, Forward Prize Awards 2020.

Cover image by Lesley Murdoch

ISBN 978-0-9957916-9-5

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“In this tender, vivid exploration of heart and place, Rowell opens us up to a geography and a community as she negotiates larger ideas of relationship. This is a book that burns bright with honesty, and care.”  Deryn Rees-Jones

“Such is the psychological strength of these poems, they pitch us with them, where ‘the hour is tawny at the heel of the hill’ and the ‘feral sea’ is after us. These poems are no place for the faint-hearted, are where ‘a single stone has been cleaved by lightning’ yet still ‘survived thousands of years.’ ”   Martin Figura

Additional information

Weight 130 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 14.8 × .5 cm


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