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Lightkeepers by Elizabeth Burns


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'We take what light we can to keep us through the night.'

Shortly before she died in 2015, Elizabeth Burns asked two poet-friends to put together the new collection of poems she would not have time to work on herself. Wayleave is proud to be able publish the result: Lightkeepers, edited by Gerrie Fellows and Jane Routh.

Admirers of Elizabeth's writing will recognise Lightkeepers touches on those central themes Elizabeth pursued throughout the whole of her writing life, 'making what was invisible, visible through words and images'. The poems range from delicately poised moments of home life through music and literature and art (particularly of and by women), to historical events and the natural world. Tender and precise, vigorous and lucid, Elizabeth's writing moves confidently into new condensed forms and, ultimately, celebration.

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