The Lady Missionary

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Kwela Books, 2007 - Poetry - 94 pages
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The poems in this collection cunningly infuse realism with elements of fantasy, myth, fables, and fairytales in the process redefining and renegotiating the world. Presented with an astonishing technical versatility and inimitable style, themes include love, revenge, rage, and darkly misplaced desires, with settings where childhood and innocence collide with physical disability and death. Humor, both whimsical and wicked, abounds throughout, but it is the poet’s nuanced voice that ultimately stands out, with an innate sense of rhythm, control, structure, and form to bring such magical realism to life.

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Contents

Beach Dunes
9
Hail I
22
Wedding Party
35
The Cobbler
48
Daughter
51
Holding Poem
64
House Field Birdlife
77
Age
90
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About the author (2007)

Gail Dendy is a knowledge manager and information specialist for a large international law firm, where her duties involve research and editorial work. She has worked as an advertising copywriter, a newswriter, a compiler of poetry programs for South African radio, and an assistant editor at the South African Law Journal.

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