The Last to Leave is Margaret Clough’s second collection of poetry. These poems follow on from her first extremely popular collection, At Least the Duck Survived (2011) in that the light, warm-hearted tone continues as does Clough’s engagement with aging and mortality. These poems are a tonic and leave the reader feeling refreshed, saddened and better off.
Clough has participated in The Franschoek Literary Festival, and has been invited to a number of reading engagements in the Western Cape, including the McGregor Poetry Festival. Her books sell out every time she reads.
Critics had this to say about her previous collection: At Least the Duck survived
“a wry, humorous collection of poetry with a twinkle in its eye and a spring in its step. Poetry for the young at heart, and for those facing old age, but with attitude.” Litnet
“joyful and plump with life” The Cape Times
The Last to Leave is Margaret Clough’s second volume of poetry.