This fascinating debut collection grew from a year-long commitment to write one haiku a day. Catstrawe ranges through family history and female relationships, the stimulation of travel and the inspiration to be found in the immediate environment, politics and the world situation, but always, at its heart, the experience of living with cancer.
Quickly outgrowing the limitations of seventeen syllables to explore more extended forms, this is a book about living life to the full in the face of the inevitability of death.
Helen May Williams formerly taught at the Warwick University and, as Helen May Dennis, has written extensively on twentieth-century poetry. She is the author of Catstrawe (Cinnamon Press 2019) and The Princess of Vix (Three Drops Press 2017). Her parallel text translation of Michel Onfray's Before Silence is published by The High Window Press (2020). She is a Cinnamon Pencil mentor.
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Photo by Ian Williams