Vanitas

Vanitas

By Ann Drysdale

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-29-7

Number of pages: 68

Paperback, 135x210mm

English

Ann Drysdale is an expatriate Englishwoman living and writing in Wales. She was born near Manchester, brought up in London and has lived in places as disparate as a narrowboat in the Midlands and a smallholding on the North York Moors, where she brought up three children as a single parent while writing a weekly column for the Yorkshire Evening Post. Along the way she has published six poetry collections as well as memoirs, essays and a gonzo guidebook to the City of Newport. She now lives in the highest terrace of a mining town in Gwent.

“Ann Drysdale has a way of adding wit to form that turns the poem on the page from a squib into an arc welder. Don’t underestimate her apparent smooth urbanity. This is the work of a real upsetter.” – Peter Finch

“Ann Drysdale is one of the poets whose work has become part of my life.” – U.A. Fanthorpe

“The thing about Ann’s poetry is the thing with all poets worth a damn. It’s the way she says something you couldn’t say in any other way. The poem skewers the meaning. Just like that” – John Whitworth

“Gay Science is really good. Full of surprises. Such wit and such tenderness too.” – Adrian Mitchell