Under the Influence takes the reader into the sometimes comical and frequently heart-breaking relationship between the author and her elderly, care-homed mother. The sequence of free-verse poems comments on the lasting influence of a flame-haired, cabbage-water drinking seamstress on the child who was told she had a face only a mother could love. Included is ‘Fur Coat and No Knickers’ an award-winning poem which has struck a cord with many about the occasionally humorous frustrations shared by frail elderly parents and their necessarily resilient adult children.
Under the Influence received a commendation in the 2021 Fool for Poetry Competition run by Munster Literature Centre, Ireland.
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About Louise G Cole
Originally from Worcestershire, Louise G Cole now lives in Ireland. She writes poetry, short stories and flash fiction and has won or been placed in local, national and international writing competitions. She won a Hennessy Award in 2018 when a Dublin pub was (briefly) re-named in her honour. She was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy for publication of the Laureate’s Choice poetry pamphlet ‘Soft Touch’ in 2019. During the pandemic, Louise has been posting weekly creative writing prompts on her website, where she also explains the importance of the ‘G’ in her name (it avoids confusion with an underwear model):
- Paperback : 28 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1-913499-50-1
- Product Dimensions : 14.81 x 0.36 x 21.01 cm
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