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How does a poet cope with being disinherited by her mother? She writes The Mother Country…
Under English law a parent still has the right to disinherit their offspring, and this collection is a poet’s response to being written out of her mother’s will. Exploring dispossession in a range of forms – from colonial legacies in Scotland and Australia to contemporary impacts of industrial civilisation on human health, planetary systems and our children’s future – The Mother Country is simultaneously a journey through sorrow, a quest for poetic justice, and a movement towards forgiveness and ecological restoration.
As part of her three month tour of the UK, Helen Moore will be reading and discussing her new book at Edinburgh’s Lighthouse Bookshop on Wednesday 12th June, 7.30 pm.
Edinburgh, EH8 9DB