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Apricot Sun

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Apricot Sun

Trisha Heaney’s poems are  sincere, authentic and true. Her polemical pieces show no pity for the pitiless, combining outrage and insight, but the political is often potently personal, whether the focus is on the communitarian solidarity experienced growing up on a Glasgow housing scheme, or on the sense of belonging she discovered as a teacher in poverty-stricken Sudan. 

Sharp of eye and tongue, Trisha Heaney listens with her heart. Though much here is dark and dismaying, hope is never quite given up and this splendid poet’s Apricot Sun glows with warmth and illumination. Empathy, compassion and love are expressed with technical elan, imaginative verve and a natural storyteller’s talent for compelling communication, making this an uplifting and notable debut.
                                                                      — Donny O’Rourke

Apricot Sun, by Trisha Heaney, ISBN 978-1-912710-26-3, 88pps., price £10 inc. p. and p.

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Mike Quille

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