Optics (A View From A Cracked Lens) by Emer Davis (Hardcover)
Irish poet, Emer Davis has published several poetry books, including Kill Your Television, Name Tag, To Tear Your Breath Away, Chaat and Postcards from India, exploring such diverse themes of love, loss, regret, childhood, migration, travel and how women have contributed to society. She won a major award with her poem Raqqa Bowl 2017 in the 2018 Trocaire Poetry Ireland competition. Her new collection Optics was written when she returned to Ireland where she re-acquainted herself with life back in Ireland after living in India for three years, looking at life through a lens smudged with an eclectic cultural experience as she tried to grapple with an Ireland that seems remote and distant to her since her return from India A gift from the Far East Gold inlaid circulars Smoking a cigarette Madame Butterfly was her favourite ‘Truly connected from generation to generation’ (Marguerita Sampson, Writer). Other poems in this collection have been described as ‘so good, so divine’.