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Grief Like Water: Rayya Liebich’s Min Hayati

In Min Hayati, Rayya Liebich honours her mother’s life and death, recalling her own experience of both. Most compellingly, she writes about what it is like to keep living after the death of such an influential and well-loved figure in her life, using an approach that explores grief with honesty and openness.

“to pause is to work out what remains”: footlights by Pearl Pirie

Pearl Pirie’s latest collection, footlights, shows us that poetic subjects are all around, and Pirie invites us to pause and drink them in.