is Jenni Doherty
's debut solo collection of poetry and prose, creating the illusion of a water dance through the use of Rain, Ocean, Mist, Fog, Frost, Storm, Snow and Rainbow as metaphors to capture a sense of place and belonging, of experience and emotion, of life and lessons learnt.
Some pieces have evolved naturally while others have been created for the purpose of live performance or as topical commentary for broadcast or newspaper.
Tender, light and humorous in places yet coarse, raw and unforgiving in others, this is a spill of thoughts, imaginations, fictions, ideas and realities gathered over the last two decades.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenni's background ranges from publishing, journalism, bookselling and the public library service to facilitating creative writing workshops, organising literary events and performing poetry.
Versions of her work have appeared in the Belfast Newsletter, Belfast Telegraph, Citizen 32, Derry Journal, Derry News, Fingerpost, Hot Press, Inishowen Independent, Inish Times, Irish News, Irish Press, The Orbit, Speech Therapy, Unquiet Desperation, Witsnapper and Word Flight (The Stoners' Press), and broadcast on BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster, Drive 105FM and Inishowen Community Radio.
Other publishing credits include project coordinator, editor and contributor to Moments: short stories, poetry and drama (2011), Wonderful World of Worders (2007), EVE... A Celebration of Creative Women (2006); editor of The Foyle Fisheries by Alex Carlin (1996); contributor to City of Music - Derry's Music Heritage (2009) and co-author of That Land Beyond (1993), all published by Guildhall Press.
RAIN SPILL is her first solo collection and is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.