I can’t quite believe that it is a year since we launched Raine Geoghegan’s (and our!) first collection, ‘Apple Water : Povel Panni’ which continues to garner rave reviews.
‘Apple Water’ felt like something special right from the beginning and Raine’s mix of Romani dialect and family tales has left listeners spellbound across the country wherever she has performed it.
Needless to say, when we talked to the lady about a new collection that sits alongside it, there was never a question that we would like to publish it and I am more than proud that we will be doing just that later this year.
‘lenti hatch o yog’ which translates as ‘they lit fires’ is a beautiful collection of monologues, haibun and songs.
Of course it isn’t just the words that have beauty, the cover – front and back – are based on artwork created by artist Christine Ford, a Romany artist from Pukerua Bay in New Zealand.
Like ‘Apple Water,’ ‘they lit fires’ also features a couple of Raine’s family photos which add to the atmosphere of the collection perfectly.
The collection won’t officially be available until later this year, but I am happy to be able to tell you that Raine has a number of the first print run of the first edition that she has today made available for sale from her web site and would no doubt love to sign and dedicate for you.
These are now available to order direct from Raine at her web site HERE.
I keep saying that we are big believers in people buying their poetry direct from the poet as it is the best way to support their on-going work and I really hope that you agree.