Mary Turley-McGrath

After Image

ISBN: 9781851322169

After Image, Mary Turley-McGrath’s fine new collection, is structured like a triptych central to which are her rapt contemplations of her natural surroundings and above all her meditations on the lake she visits often in all weathers for consolation, hope and inspiration. In many of the poems in the other two parts, she compassionately engages with historical disaster, displacement, personal loss and sorrow. Clearly aware of the darkness overshadowing the beauty of the natural world in our time, the poet confronts us with the full and paradoxical image of human experience.

– Eva Bourke