by Miriam Halahmy
with photographs of the sculpture
of Oded Halahmy
Miriam Halahmy is without compare when it comes to creating
vignettes of her world - her family life, friends, work and
travels - finely textured emotional and physical landscapes.
Drawing on her Jewish roots, she brings a generous heart and
searching spirit to her place in that world. She has a passion
for pomegranates which she shares with her brother-in-law
Oded Halahmy, whose dynamic pieces illustrate several poems.
The pomegranate is an ancient and universal symbol of beauty,
love and marriage, fertility and renewal. Miriam's poetry
is as rich and abundant in its imagery as the pomegranate
itself. It is full of hope and vibrant expectation but always
tinged with a bittersweet sense of the real.
"The vitality, freshness and orginality of vision
compels us to read on. She invests everyday things with a
life of their own and wide-ranging resonances. The pomegranate
cut open reveals a bitterness of seeds, but also the promise
of renewal." - Wanda Barford
"There are some poets whose voices ought to be heard
urgently and Miriam Halahmy is one of them." - John
About Stir Crazy, her previous collection:
"Miriam Halahmy's first collection impresses with
its liveliness, immediacy and strong visual qualities."
- Jewish Chronicle
Paperback - 156mm x 234mm - 76pp