Foraging by Joy Howard

Foraging

byJoy Howard

Paperback | February 23, 2017

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Joy Howard has something to say in her poems about nature, and human nature, and about grief, and time, and memory.  Her combination of tender but acute observation and mordant wit is reminiscent of U.A. Fanthorpe.

"These are strong, womanly poems, characterised by the uncluttered vision of a poet who tells her own truth, regardless of whether she is wryly considering the contents
of the myth-kitty or looking afresh at earlier anger and later loss. An engaging simplicity of language and expression gives the whole collection a powerful honesty.
You can rely on these poems; they will not let you down".
- Ann Drysdale

"… cause for some serious celebration!

…Sparse poems conveying a single image intersperse with chattier pieces; encounters with strangers rub against  the intimacy of waking up with a lover. Foraging is brimming with knowledge – of nature, history, mythology, science – all conveyed with a lightness of touch. Look out for A Perfect Hexagon, a witty take on the engineering skills of bees."

- Review by Sita Balani in Diva, April 2017.

Joy Howard, founder of Grey Hen Press, has lived all over the UK, but has now settled for Cumbria. She has edited eight full length Grey Hen anthologies and a series of chapbooks and though rather alarmed at finding herself nearer 80 than 70, isn''t running out of steam just yet. A ninth anthology, Songs for the Unsung, was published...
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Title:ForagingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:48 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.1 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.1 inPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Arachne PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909208396

ISBN - 13:9781909208391

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Joy Howard has something to say in her poems about nature, and human nature, and about grief, and time, and memory.  Her combination of tender but acute observation and mordant wit is reminiscent of U.A. Fanthorpe."These are strong, womanly poems, characterised by the uncluttered vision of a poet who tells her own truth, regardless of whether she is wryly considering the contents of the myth-kitty or looking afresh at earlier anger and later loss. An engaging simplicity of language and expression gives the whole collection a powerful honesty. You can rely on these poems; they will not let you down". - Ann Drysdale"… cause for some serious celebration!…Sparse poems conveying a single image intersperse with chattier pieces; encounters with strangers rub against  the intimacy of waking up with a lover. Foraging is brimming with knowledge – of nature, history, mythology, science – all conveyed with a lightness of touch. Look out for A Perfect Hexagon, a witty take on the engineering skills of bees."- Review by Sita Balani in Diva, April 2017.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS:

Constellation
At the Window, Waiting
Melangell and the Hare
Endgame
Lineage
fiat lux
In Clover
Jubilee
A Perfect Hexagon
Armadillo
Empty
Fernsehen
Magnetic
Houses for the Working Man
Blank Document
Olympus Inc.
Out to Lunch
Red Frock, Green Frock
Hydro
Living to Tell the Tale
vita brevis
Foraging
January
The Reach
Stranded
Morning

Terroir

Going Back

Editorial Reviews

“Joy Howard’s recent collection shows her skill in writing compact pieces that use a minimum of punctuation, creating a lyrical voice that carries symbolic resonance.  Her exploration of portentous subjects—human hardships, the brevity of life—is lightened by skeptical good humor.Howard’s range of interests in this small book is impressive. ”http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/reviews/march18/ "These are strong, womanly poems, characterised by the uncluttered vision of a poet who tells her own truth, regardless of whether she is wryly considering the contents of the myth-kitty or looking afresh at earlier anger and later loss. An engaging simplicity of language and expression gives the whole collection a powerful honesty. You can rely on these poems; they will not let you down". - Ann Drysdale "… cause for some serious celebration!…Sparse poems conveying a single image intersperse with chattier pieces; encounters with strangers rub against  the intimacy of waking up with a lover. Foraging is brimming with knowledge – of nature, history, mythology, science – all conveyed with a lightness of touch. Look out for A Perfect Hexagon, a witty take on the engineering skills of bees."- Review by Sita Balani in Diva, April 2017.