Wendy Holborow publishes her latest collection of poems with Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd.
An Italian Afternoon is a collection of poems in various forms such as open field, a Terza Rima, a Sestina, as well as lyric poems about the author’s travels in Italy and her prolonged stay in Sipicciano looking after two beautiful dogs. The poems capture the essence of Italy; the people, the landscape and the antiquities.
‘In this sequence Wendy Holborow demonstrates her lyrical and descriptive powers to advantage, and transmits to the reader the excitement and freshness of visiting a new place, in this case, Italy. She handles different forms deftly, and includes art history as she shares her experience, with a compulsive lightness to her language.’
‘Vivid, sensuous, beautifully observed, Wendy Holborow's poems perfectly capture the experience of Italy. Pylons and freeways are set against the backdrop of castles and hilltop villages, and contrast with railway lines and dark Stygian tunnels. This dichotomy is reflected in the form: an eclectic mixture of the traditional and experimental, sestina and terza rima rubbing confidently with free verse and concrete poetry.’
Wendy Holborow, prize-winning poet, playwright and story writer, was born in South Wales, UK, but lived in Greece for fourteen years where she founded and co-edited Poetry Greece and wrote two children’s books in the Jessie and Ben series.
She has won prizes for poetry and short stories, some of which have appeared in Agenda, Envoi, Fairlight Books, Off the Coast, (Canada) Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Space, Red Poets, Seventh Quarry, QFW, Skylark, Stony Thursday, The Gull, The Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, Tiger’s Eye, (Denver), many anthologies and other publications internationally.
She was feature poet in 'Caught in the Net', Poetry Kit in 2016 and was twice selected as an International Merit Award winner for The Atlanta Review.
In 2016 she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at Swansea University.
Wendy's play 'Freida', which she wrote while studying under David Britton on her Creative Writing degree, will be performed by Fluellen in January 2018 at the Grand Theatre.
To find out more about the collection, An Italian Afternoon, visit: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/wendy-holborow/4594017606.
- Tuesday 17 October 2017 10.28 GMT
- Wednesday 25 October 2017 12.17 GMT
- RIAH, Swansea University