Poems by Barbara Dordi
Illustrations by Russi Dordi
Publishers: Pamphlet Poets
Community of Poets Press
Each book is hand sewn, in the pamphlet style of the ninetten twenties and thirties. They are available directly from the publisher or author or any good bookshop.
Extract: Opening poem:
Walk into this other world
feel a thick warmth envelop you
files of folded sheets surround you
experiences washed out
but not away.
Close the door on the outside world
you are free to roam at will
to bathe in waters of past or present
piles of towels here to dry your eyes
if you want it that way.
Hear the silence of enclosed space
punctured only by the gurgling cistern
you can dare all those wild things
warp and weft your only witnesses
in this airy cocoon.
Airing Cupboard, - Poems by Barbara Dordi
Pamphlet Poets, 1999 ISBN 1-902529-03-0 £3.20
"...It is clear to see why this poet has been so consistently published. For me, poetry must, above all, be coherent and accessible. The poems in this collection satisfy such criteria. We get 19 well-written poems from a poet who knows what she wants to say and, as importantly, knows how to say it.
... There is an engaging mixture of allegory and gritty realism, of nostalgia and irony, but all in sensible proportion. Furthermore, the range of styles employed in this collection adds to rather than detracts from the whole".