Many people in the poetry world were saddened by the death, last Christmas, of poet Frances White from Motor Neurone Disease.
Dandelion Child is her second collection, this one published posthumously with help from her husband, Stephen.
Frances' many interests are revealed in this fine collection : the natural world, childhood, music, poetry, family and friends, religious faith, the wider world. Her achingly moving late poems underline her ability to be bracingly honest. Readers will be drawn to her evocations of childhood in Mountain Mist, "We thought clouds were soft shape-shifters" and of adolescence in the title poem, "a lull/before hot summers/the rush of freedom/music in the air/wild flowers in our hair/and then the longing/for red roses."
Stephen will be donating proceeds from the sale of Dandelion Child to MNDA (the Motor Neurone Disease Association).
Dandelion Child launched in October 2019. You can order the paperback for £9.00 (excluding postage) from this page, ISBN 978-1-911587-21-7, or from Amazon.