Singing to Wolves
A sense of mystery and mortality infuses these beautiful poems by Ruth Bidgood. Her deep engagement with the landscape and history of her part of Wales is matched by a metaphysical questioning as to the purpose and meaning of experience.
The voices that she invokes are often the ’unremembered’ ones: a failed medieval prince, a schoolchild, a local farmer, a lost dog. Her deceptively plain language and quiet humour, her keenly attentive eye for striking imagery and her ear for anecdote give us poems that are at once accessible and profound. Singing to Wolves is sure to please her discerning readership, who span the generations, as well as to recruit new fans to the pleasures of her poems.