I’ve been reading a fair bit of fiction lately, most recently Richard Powers’ The Overstory, & Jack by Marilynne Robinson. However, the book that has given me the greatest charge during this locked down winter (as it has been doing for about 20 years!) is Gertrude Schnackenberg’s The Lamplit Answer. It’s a book of poetry published in the 1980s which never fails to take my breath away. In 83 brilliant pages Schnackenberg will defy the pandemic and take you to times and places you will never forget.
Bernadette Rule has had seven collections of poetry published, most recently Earth Day in Leith Churchyard: Poems in Search of Tom Thomson (Seraphim Editions, 2016).