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Beverly Rycroft

“The poet works through the horror of the initial diagnosis to a mute acceptance of the brutal illness which threatens everything she treasures”

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“The poet works through the horror of the initial diagnosis to a mute acceptance of the brutal illness which threatens everything she treasures”.

Beverley Rycroft

Beverley Rycroft

Beverly Rycroft is a graduate of UCT and Wits. She worked as a teacher before turning full time to writing and journalism. Her poems have been published in local literary magazines such as Carapace, New Coin and scrutiny2. Missing is her first collection of poems.

“From the first poem, I was drawn in and found myself devouring these poems hungrily. Rycroft takes the intimate nature of her life and shapes the experience into deeply- crafted works. Her poetry is accessible, vital and necessary: a fine debut.”
The Star

“This astonishingly moving debut collection reads compellingly as one complete story. Missing covers the archetypal journey from sickness and near-death transformation and hope. Rycroft wears her exquisite poetic technique lightly – though rich in deftly-crafted images, the poems are profoundly inviting, readable, memorable. I could not put it down.”
Finuala Dowling