Looking Through Water by Moira Andrew

Friday, 26 February 2021

Moira Andrew has lived through many changing experiences and recorded them   in her straightforward, and often humorous style. This collection is her testament to  another major loss, that of her eyesight.


Faced with a potentially dismaying medical condition, these poems handle it with courage and candour, step by step. They are proof of poetry’s ability to accompany us in such challenges, to tread a difficult path with balance, wit and grace. Most movingly, they map a way, inviting us to follow, through to an arresting tenderness. 

 ~ Philip Gross


In these deftly-constructed poems Moira Andrew grieves for the gradual loss of her sight, inviting us to take a closer look at the world we take for granted. Without self-pity she examines her predicament through memory, everyday encounters and dreams, using her gifts as a lucid and plain-speaking poet to illuminate the experience.

 ~ Philip Lyons