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Homecoming by [Ezekiel, Joanna]

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Scrupulously observed yet understated, her epiphanies are lambent with feeling and frequently as unexpected as a letter from a friend . A celebration of solidarity and domestic values, distilling memories and desires, Homecoming is plangent, joyful and assured.
David Cooke

In Homecoming Joanna Ezekiel skilfully navigates the past and the present. Childhood remembrances are brought to life by vivid sensory evocations particularly of colour that resonate with the reader. Ezekiel is adept at creating characters both real and imagined. She deploys wit to bring to life the essence of people as diverse as Richard III to Margaret Thatcher. Such poems are subtly and subversively political. ... At times there is an autobiographical focus not just on her childhood but of the realities of her rich cultural heritage that brings both pleasure and discomfort. Here she moves from character to landscapes as diverse as York to Mumbai and in her use of sounds and sights takes us with her. Homecoming seamlessly moves between concrete poems to the more surreal. ... Ezekiel has a talent manifest in Homecoming for writing economical poems that pack a social, political and philosophical punch all beautifully crafted with excellent imagery that is at times delightfully surreal.
Fiona Sinclair

Joanna Ezekiel s new collection is a bright bracelet that circles the world, yet ultimately clasps itself tightly to home in its many forms. Around its circuit, each poem is a solid gem, precision cut, with sharp edges and clear surfaces that give way to depths and shadows the closer one looks. And, as with anything of such quality, it will become more valuable still over time, so, Take it: this is yours to keep forever.
Oz Hardwick

These are prismatic poems, sharp and fresh. Reading them is an energising aesthetic experience, precisely suggestive as they are, patterned as music, each poem promising glimpses of the surreal in miniature, the whole collection a big atlas of vivid, local moments.
Amina Alyal

There's something kaleidescopic about these small but perfectly formed poems, the spin of colours which take the reader from the tea shops and bus shelters of York to the dazzle of India, and back again in the curl of a page. Joanna Ezekiel's writing has the wide-eyed clarity of the photographer combined with a subtle vein of social comment. Each poem tempts and teases, leaving the reader hungry for more.
--Andy Humphrey

About the Author

Joanna Ezekiel was born in Essex in 1969, and has worked as a teacher, bookseller and librarian. She is the author of four other books of poetry, including a full collection entitled Centuries of Skin published in 2010, and a first novel, The Inside-Out House (2014). She was the winner of the 2012 Rydale Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize. She is currently an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University, and lives in York. She has ridden on a camel twice, although not the same camel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3059 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1908853654
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Valley Press; 1 edition (11 July 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,396,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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