A Christmas Canzonette

I have the book in my hands, and it’s not only a lovely thing to look at, it’s warm to the touch and soft as matte silk.

Dr Suzanne Conboy-Hill

Front cover of my copy of the journal. Art work, Passage by Irene Cunningham.

I am delighted to have art work included in this collection of poetry edited by Marie Fitzpatrick, Oonah Joslin, and Bill West which was published on November 20th, 2021.

They were made to accompany the poems Solo Shot and Star Roots by Tom Sheehan which I was able to read in full to guide the work. The poems are remarkable and it was a privilege to make visual interpretations of them, and as separate pieces of work, they also have a life of their own.

This is one of several photos I sent to the editors, all from different angles and making play on reflection, shine, and perspective. An advantage of digital materials is versatility in that a traditional face-on image may not be the only or even the best for the purpose. There are violin…

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