By Mary Kennelly, Brenda Fitzmaurice
‘From the Stones’ is a collaborative celebration of those influences that nourish and inspire us all. Working together Brenda Fitzmaurice and Mary Kennelly explore the importance of place and people and story. This work is an open love letter to their place yet within its pages we find resonances of our own cultural legacy and our daily concerns.
Poet Mary Kennelly’s language is powerful, emotive, fearless and heartbreakingly honest. It braves the darkness of Ophelia’s ‘momentary peace’; embraces ‘the incessant rhythm of the stones’; exposes the ‘cellotaped’ surgery of contemporary life; exults in a small boy’s glory at ‘the hoards in his mind.’
Brenda Fitzmaurice’s paintings are instinctual, beautiful and alive with colour. They poignantly complement forty five poems that blessedly illumine the self.
Publisher: Evensong Publications
Available in: Paperback