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Drums and Bonnets
Author: Miriel Lenore

ISBN: 9781862546288
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 13 November 2003
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 0.700
In Drums and Bonnets, we follow Miriel Lenore's search for clues to the life of her great-grandmother, Lizzie, on a poetic pilgrimage that moves from the troubles of Northern Ireland to the goldfields of Ballarat. She brings back tales from the past, interwoven with fresh and incisive evocations of people, places and dramatic situations.

These lucid and sensitive poems probe history and myth, leaving and arriving, public and private, home, religion and gold - all in the life of one unknown woman.

'Here, Miriel Lenore builds on the unadorned but graceful eloquence and narrative strength that inform her earlier collections, travelling alone together and sun wind & diesel. She brings warmth, openness and clarity of vision to her engagement with lives past and present, spins stories, establishes - against the odds - a sense of connectedness and continuity.' - Diane Fahey

Miriel Lenore was born in Boort, Victoria, and was educated there and in Bendigo and Melbourne. Miriel began writing poetry in 1984. Her recent interests include Rock Art, Botanic G...

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