Piece Work

Piece Work

Ingrid Andersen

Meditations on love, loss, family and faith, the poems in Ingrid Andersen’s second collection gleam with humanity and insight.  Each poem in Piece Work is precisely crafted and builds a mosaic of an attentive life.

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DATE

2010

GENRE

Poetry
i

PAGES

72

ISBN

978-1-920397-07-4

Piece Work

“Andersen’s poems fuse the best of Imagism with a heartfelt compassion; with a few well-chosen words, she can turn the rawness and imprecision of emotion into poems that reach simultaneously for clarity and for the reader’s heart. She is generous, careful, and passionate.”
Fiona Zerbst

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Ingrid Andersen

Ingrid Andersen’s poetry has been widely published in local literary magazines. Her first collection of poems, Excision, was published in 2005. She is the founding editor of Incwadi, a South African online journal of poetry and photography.

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“Andersen’s poems fuse the best of Imagism with a heartfelt compassion; with a few well-chosen words, she can turn the rawness and imprecision of emotion into poems that reach simultaneously for clarity and for the reader’s heart. She is generous, careful, and passionate.”
Fiona Zerbst

“Ingrid Andersen writes poems for an ‘age of loneliness’. With words of powerful simplicity, this book cuts open the heart and mind of the reader, stitches and sometimes mends. Darting lightly in and out of life’s small and lonely spaces and places, her quiet truths offer respite from the world’s noise.”
Tania van Schalkwyk

“Meditations on love, loss, family and faith, the poems in Ingrid Andersen’s second collection gleam with humanity and insight. Each poem in Piece Work is precisely crafted and builds a mosaic of an attentive life.”
Michelle McGrane

“Andersen writes with a quiet delicacy… Piece Work distils a unique South Africa voice, one that pulls no punches and evokes the struggles, emotions and faith of one woman’s life in such a way that her personal vision becomes both moving and memorable.”
Judy Croome