It is often winter in Sue Leigh’s poems. But the darkness is almost always weighed against a pale sun – the brightness to be found in nature, quiet, making. Or in a loved place where one can walk among old trees and listen to the wind.
She is a poet interested in the possibilities and limitations of language, in particular the relationship of sound to silence, how we may catch hold of the living moment.
Whether she travels to Japan or walks in the fields near home, whether the time is now or the distant past, she inhabits a world that is both mysterious and familiar. How might we live in such a world, what matters in a life, what of ourselves do we leave behind?
- Chosen Hill
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