These deeply felt poems are at once plain-speaking and alive with complexity; Galgut’s elegant response to both pain and loveliness is inspiring.
The Attribute Of Poetry
“Poetry-lovers who share – and which poetry-lover does not? – Sir Philip Sidney’s view that great poetry should be a ‘medicine of cherries’ will delight in the publication of Elisa Galgut’s debut anthology, for its union of erudition and passion, technical excellence and emotional power, ensures that it is both immensely entertaining and thought-provoking. In Elisa Galgut’s poetry, the imaginary gardens are exquisitely crafted, and the toads within them are strikingly real. Quirky, poignant, probing, meditative, her voice is genuinely original. Discerning readers should celebrate the arrival of this remarkable philosopher-poet!”
“The Attribute of Poetry offers a feast of thought and image. Elisa Galgut’s poetry seems both new and old, fresh in its ingenuity and mature in the wisdom of its deliberations. In these ‘incantations of creation’ (to borrow a line from one of the poems), a quiet yet powerful voice speaks to us; and we cannot but be moved by it.”
“Each poem flows naturally into the next taking the reader on a philosophical journey.”