The Poet's Ivy
About the book…
The Poet's Ivy, Jean Bleakney builds upon the achievement of her debut
collection, The Ripple Tank Experiment
The voice of these poems remains wry, quirky and meditative. With her characteristic balancing of intelligence and lyricism, Bleakney moves deftly between poetic forms, widely ranging subjects and vocabularies.
Whether observing self, seasons, seascapes, flowers, paintings, poetry, baked beans or a page of the dictionary, she remains attuned to the physicality and music of language. Familiar an unsettling by turns, The Poet’s Ivy is an engaging and vibrant collection, demonstrating a poet coming into her own.