In this new collection, Josephine Dickinson's poems move out towards the cosmos and inwards on a journey of transformation - the 'night journey' of the title.
Between the first poem's imagery of the moth chrysalis and the shape-shifting spells of the last, each poem or sequence has at its centre a movement towards epiphany.
The long central sequence of 'Elegies' follows the journey of a grief.
But the tone of this collection is ultimately ecstatic, its dominating influence one of light.
The poet questions the equation of 'night' with 'darkness'.
Night assumes instead the nature of a lover, host to dreams and what is beyond the ordinary senses.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Flambard Press
- Publication Date: 29/10/2008
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781906601010