ISBN 9781920397326
Pages 58
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2011
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

Difficult Gifts

by Dawn Garisch

Forty-two poems by Dawn Garisch.

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"There is a balance of emotion and craft in Dawn Garisch’s poetry, a seamless welding of raw experience and selfobservation, of music and thought. She writes the most personal spaces, always lit by her wry, focused understanding."

Ken Barris

"Dawn’s poems reveal a warm, keen eye for the intricacies, delicacies and difficulties of language and love."

Tania van Schalkwyk

'The motif of the body is central to Garisch’s work; it changes – it can leave. It is also a place of sustenance, and offers the possibility of transcending grief. The images stay with me: the pungent eroticism in the poem ‘The Proper Use of Flowers’, or love encountered as a “trout that breathes polluted water”.'

Alan Finlay

About the Author

Dawn Garisch

Dawn Garisch is a doctor who writes, a poet who walks, a researcher who dances. She lives in Cape Town near the mountain and the sea and has two grown sons. Her last novel, Trespass, was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize in Africa.

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