This is a book where craft meets passion. I showed it to fellow editor and poet Peter Samson, who’s enthralled by it, and he said, “She doesn’t muck about, does she ….”. Olivia takes on big issues, but she does it in extraordinarily memorable and particular ways. She has a sense of awe and she puts, in her poems, a protective arm around Nature, the natural world and humanity in distress.
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Peter Carpenter introduces Olivia
Olivia reads from The Wilding Eye