ISBN 9781920397333
Pages 74
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2014
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

Woman Unfolding

by Jenna Mervis

These are poems of unfolding. A brain in limbo; a mother's warnings, unheeded; the diving and swimming in life; fiances who evolve into husbands; a child not yet conceived; poems birthed so that the reader follows the evolution of a word into something tangible, erect, living. The poems in Woman Unfolding recognise the significance of poetry - its existence in the ordinary, as well as in the remarkable yet quiet evolutions we undergo through existing.

Book Preview

About the Author

Jenna Mervis

Jenna Mervis is a poet and freelance writer living in Cape Town. Her work has been featured in several South African journals including Carapace, Green Dragon, New Contrast, New Coin and the 2009 PEN Studzinski Literary Award anthology New Writing From Africa. Born and schooled in Durban, Jenna studied Journalism at Rhodes University and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. Find her online at

Related Books