My Fiery Eyes


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My Fiery Eyes is a collection of poems by Jane McGrath and is a limited print run of 100 copies.

“My Fiery Eyes is a collection of the poems that I have written in response to how well those first utterings were received. Warmed by a coal fire and cushioned with myth, magic and hypnotic galloping drums, the poems have mostly risen in excited spurts.

Sometimes I wonder where on earth they come from – but like all good stories they clearly have a life of their own.

This small offering contains three sections:

The first presents the poems that seemed to come from nowhere, perhaps they are not even mine. I like to imagine that there is a fiery, unrequited romantic poet drifting around in me who sees the world in ways I never could. I am merely the vessel.

The second are responses to places I visited, written after purposefully watching the world – taking an active position as an aspiring poet. Exercises in seeing with different eyes.

The third are the poems that roll off of the tongue, speak in my own voice – autobiographical. I am a proud working-class woman, there were not too many of us at The School of Myth and it says something about my love of life that a girl from Wandsworth (who left home at 15) made it through the doors. And even more that I was so warmly welcomed. I write these for myself and for my friends. They are my way of telling stories that matter to me. They generally go down rather well.” Jane McGrath

Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 31 × 31 × 1 cm

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