A new publication from Ruth Bidgood is always a treat. Now well into her nineties, Ruth continues to write, and to write at the peak of her powers. Lights melds reminiscence and observation against the backdrop of a long life and the beloved landscape of her home. It is an extraordinary body of work from an extraordinary person.
Of Ruth's work, the late Anne Cluysenaar observed:
Intensity of attention, to the truth both of what is seen and of what is felt, is Ruth Bidgood's distinctive quality. … These are daring poems, open to speculative thought. And, crucially, they place truth of experience above the 'dust motes' of convention, combining deep feeling with keen intelligence.