Miracle Fruit (paperback)
About the book…
Building upon the achievements of her previous collection, The Horse's Nest, Miracle Fruit sees Moyra Donaldson re-engaging with lives lived on the margin and, once again, returning to the Enlightenment to investigate constructs of modern feminity.
Whether channeling the voice of Mary Patterson, one of Burke & Hare's cadavers, the co-joined Violet Hilton reflecting upon her strange and celebrated life or writing about Gizel Steevans of Dublin, Donaldson's poems show a remarkable empathy and compassion for her subjects.
Ambitious in its scope, and speaking with a rare authority, the poems of Miracle Fruit are compelling, insightful and profoundly moving.