Each foot a clench of grapnels,
she can hear our hearts
under yard-deep snow.
The barbs of her quill are hushed for flight.
– from ‘Howlet’
Translating Mountains (Seren) by Yvonne Reddick won the 2016 Mslexia Pamphlet Prize.
Packed with poems that ‘live and breathe a haunting sense of earth-love’ (Shearsman Review) and that ‘uncover the private maps and ghost-bearings that guide us’ (poet Helen Mort), Translating Mountains intertwines love for the perils and landscapes of mountains and nature with the grief and remembrance of those loved ones who lived and died in their heights.
Scottish poet Yvonne Reddick’s evocative imagery brought the Mslexia team to tears, and so we are very excited to offer you the chance to win one of five copies of Translating Mountains. To get your hands on this beautiful publication, simply answer the following question: