ISBN 9780620764865
Pages 64
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2017
Publisher Dryad Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

A Private Audience

by Beverly Rycroft

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"In her second volume of poetry; A Private Audience, Beverly Rycroft navigates the 'echoing counterpoint' of womanhood. Painful family relationships, illness and death are some of the themes if this riveting collection written in sparse, electric verses. The 'voracious memory' is haunting in this commendable work."

- JOAN HAMBIDGE
About the Author

Beverly Rycroft

Beverly Rycroft was born in the Eastern Cape. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand. A qualified teacher, she taught widely at various schools before turning full-time to writing and journalism. Her poetry has appeared in most local publications and has been anthologised in school textbooks. Her debut poetry collection, Missing, won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker award. In 2013, she was awarded the Thomas Pringle Prize for best poem in a journal. Her first novel, A Slim, Green Silence, was published by Umuzi in 2015. A Private Audience is her second poetry collection.