September 2019. A hand-stitched pamphlet comprising 18 new poems – formally varied, thematically related – including ‘About the Human Voice’ and ‘Trees’. Click on the relevant PayPal button above to order the pamphlet.
There is an urgency of saying in all D’Roza’s work, to speak experience authentically and thereby lead it beyond the subjective, and to bring it to its point, its meaning, which is never reached in an automatic or conventional way. – Peter Riley in The Fortnightly Review, August 2019
Envies the Birds (hardback, 80pp)
Envies the Birds is Angelina D’Roza‘s debut full-length poetry collection. A beautifully produced 80-page hardback (with cover artwork by Beverley Green), it is now available from Longbarrow Press for £12.99. You can order the book securely by clicking on the relevant PayPal button above. Visit the Envies the Birds microsite to read and listen to poems from the book.
This quiet is more shul than nothingness and must be given due respect. She thinks it’s like the grass on Lose Hill, that doesn’t muddy where others have been, but tilts gold at certain times of day, and leads her down from the top.
In Tibetan, shul is the impression left after whatever made it has gone. Envies the Birds is the tarmac blueprint where a tower block once stood, “the channel worn through rock where a river runs in flood, the indentation in the grass where an animal slept last night”.