FINDINGS by Harriet Proudfoot
Published 1st April 2020
Paperback, 21 x 15 cm
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Harriet Proudfoot has always enjoyed poetry, dance and visual arts, and how they interact. She lives in London, and for ten years taught in primary schools; for twenty years she taught in adult education at Morley College and the Mary Ward Centre.
Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies. 'Findings' is her first collection.
Wendy French writes:
'Harriet Proudfoot's poems are surprising and tender. These poems are so skilfully written .... There is humour, warmth, sadness, and in all of this work there is a fundamental truth – the pain and joy of different experiences that add up to make a compassionate and human soul.'
Kathryn Gallagher comments:
'Harriet Proudfoot's Findings is a powerful, deeply moving collection that takes us through multi-faceted journeys and incidents as seen by her painterly eye. Survival is at the heart of things, as in her childhood's long fight back to health and as seen in the machinations of village life in wartime, always among fresh-eyed glimpses into the everyday. These poems, lyrically tuned, earn their space – profound expressions, marked by colour and a poignant sense of celebration.'