Debut collection from poet, Berni Crawford.
Bernie Crawford’s debut collection has been obviously on its way for a while now. In truth, if there were any justice in the poetry world, which there absolutely isn’t, it would have been already out there and up for all the prizes. Bernie is beyond serious about the art of poetry; every poem has the shine of perfect editing. And yet the authentic voice of the first draft remains.
“This compelling debut from Bernie Crawford celebrates the vicissitudes of life with poems that are tender, compassionate and wise. A feminist and humanitarian vision lies at the heart of this lyrical collection as it travels across generations and from Ireland to Lesotho, giving us vibrant poems for our times.”
Bernie Crawford’s Living Water has the clarity and free flow of spring water, her light precise touch cutting through the shadows and bumps on the road of life. Place is important and deeply felt — whether it’s a poem about a newspaper wrapped in Limerick and delivered to Lesotho or a meditation beside Jacob’s well— here is a full life lived with courage.