ISBN 9781990983269
Pages 66
Dimensions 178 x 108mm
Published 2020
Publisher Dryad Press, South Africa
Format Paperback

River Willows

Senryu from Lockdown

by Tony Ullyatt

These poems began as a literary project adopted during the lockdown that followed the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020: to write a senryu a day. After 83 days of lockdown, 111 were complete. Made all the more poignant by the untimely death of the poet's wife during this time, these poems are haunting in their significance and insight.

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About the Author

Tony Ullyatt

Tony Ullyatt is an award-winning author, scriptwriter, playwright, literary critic, poet and translator. He was born in Nottingham and educated in the United Kingdom, India, Kenya and South Africa. From 1983 to 2003, he was professor of English at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is currently adjunct professor and part-time lecturer in the English department of the University of Fort Hare in East London, South Africa. Since 1974, when his first poems appeared, his work has been published locally and internationally. He is the author of A Profusion of Choices: An Introduction to the Study of Poems (J.L. Van Schaik, 1994). An Unobtrusive Vice is his debut poetry collection. 

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