ISBN 9781920397067
Pages 80
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2010
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback


by Beverly Rycroft

Beverly Rycroft’s debut collection Missing is the winner of this year’s Ingrid Jonker Prize for English poetry. Rycroft was singled out for her ‘craft, her strong, confident voice, the originality and variety of imagery and tone.’ Missing was praised for its beguiling narrative, ‘like a novel or memoir of a gripping descent into Pluto’s kingdom, and the unsteady ascent back into life’.

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“ This astonishingly moving debut collection reads compellingly as one complete story. Missing covers the archetypal journey from sickness and neardeath to transformation and hope. Rycroft wears her exquisite poetic technique lightly- though rich in deftly-crafted images, the poems are profoundly inviting, readable, memorable. I could not put it down.”

Finuala Dowling, Writer
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. She worked as a teacher for several years before turning full time to writing and journalism. Her articles have been published widely both locally and internationally. Her poems have been published in local literary magazines such as Carapace, New Coin and scrutiny2. She lives in Cape Town with her family. Missing is her first collection of poems.

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