One Eye'd Leigh by Katharine Kilalea
Carcanet Press Ltd. (May 1, 2009)
Soft Cover, 53 pages
Written by one of poetry's most original and gifted young voices, this collection of portraits and experiments embraces both the ordinary and the surreal in its attempt to make sense of an ever-changing, often disorienting world. Offering a wry approach to love and relationships, the poems are woven with a thread of romances spanning the author's native South Africa and her adopted home of London. At times playful and at others deeply moving, the verses reflect on everyday forms, imagining that the geometry of a chair, for example, might more accurately express love than the traditional lines of a sonnet. With familiar and uncomplicated language, these delicately crafted poems present a truly unique perspective on the mundane and marvelous aspects of life.