A Sprig of Rowan

Huge thanks to Kate Garrett-Nield of Three Drops Press for publishing A Sprig of Rowan today.  Available at http://tinyurl.com/asprigofrowan



Kate wrote on the back:   ‘In A Sprig of Rowan Rebecca Gethin leads us through earth myth and otherworld lore, archaeological finds and everyday ritual. The splash of as selkie, an owl in flight – natural and supernatural magic alike flit within these poems. Catch them if you can.’
And here is what Penelope Shuttle so very generously said about it: ‘Rebecca Gethin’s re-intepretations of ‘the pagan’ are full of contemporary relevance. Her poems track the liminal, exploring the mysterious, the shadowy, the territory of moonlight. The reader is drawn into a underside-universe of acute realities and memorable encounters with such entities as ‘a wraith of the darkness’ or a blacksmith who must have fairy blood, or places such as ‘the ancient library of granite’. We are invited to read a ‘script of quartz’. We are taken on an elemental and magical journey rich in colour, close observation and lovely active language. A beautiful collection.’

I am also grateful to the Hawthornden Trust for giving me the time to write many of these poems.



About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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3 Responses to A Sprig of Rowan

  1. E.E. Nobbs says:

    What a beautiful cover! Very pleased for you, Rebecca. Congratulations.
    Elly xx

  2. Thanks v much, Elly. Nice to know you approve! I think you might already know half the poems in it too! will send you one.

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