Mariscat, August 2016.
'These beautiful poems, their imaginative energy, crystalline natural imagery and purity of line evoking the past and invoking a sense of personal and sororial loss, are in turn celebratory and revelatory. Recalling her parents with insight and tenderness – startlingly elegising her father and in conjuring up her mother's presence and strength, unselfconsciously mirroring her own – Isobel Dixon instils both heartbreak and exhilaration. And in extending her poetic frontiers she ever more vibrantly consolidates her roots. '
Stewart Conn, poet and playwright
The Leonids is a short pamphlet of poems about being a daughter and a sister, about illness and recovery, old age and love – seventeen poems centred around that force of nature, my mother, Ann Rosemary Murton Dixon née Chinn, who died in May 2015.
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