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Hilton Arts Festival launch of new poetry volume by Ingrid Andersen

The launch of Piece Work, Ingrid Andersen’s latest volume of poetry published by Modjaji Press, takes place at the Witness Hilton Arts Festival this weekend.

Joining her to launch his volume Light and After (Deep South) is fellow Pietermaritzburg poet and UKZN colleague, Kobus Moolman.


Andersen’s poems fuse the best of Imagism with a heartfelt compassion; with a few well-chosen words, she can turn the rawness and imprecision of emotion into poems that reach simultaneously for clarity and for the reader’s heart. She is generous, careful, passionate – all these qualities make her work profound and accessible.Fiona Zerbst

Ingrid Andersen writes poems for an ‘age of loneliness’. With words of powerful simplicity, this book cuts open the heart and mind of the reader, stitches and sometimes mends. Darting lightly in and out of life’s small and lonely spaces and places, her quiet truths offer respite from the world’s noise. – Tania van Schalkwyk

Meditations on love, loss, family and faith, the poems in Ingrid Andersen’s second collection gleam with humanity and insight. Like bevelled and burnished tesserae, each poem in Piece Work combines the vision and precision of dedicated craftsmanship, contributing to this mosaic of an attentive life. Michelle McGrane

Launch details:

Pieces of Light - Ingrid Andersen and Kobus Moolman

Witness Hilton Arts Festival,
Saturday 18th September, 18:00

Launches are planned for Piece Work in Cape Town during October and in Johannesburg during November.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">davidseven</a>
    October 9th, 2010 @19:06 #

    I hope the launches are going well.



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