A Whistling of Birds

Isobel Dixon




Human & Rousseau

Date Released:

September 2023

Price (incl. VAT):

R 295.00


Soft cover, 128pp

About this book:

Lyrical, vigorous, inventive, Dixon’s fifth poetry collection gestures towards D.H. Lawrence’s iconic Birds, Beasts and Flowers. Dixon’s gaze takes in Syrian roses, an abundance of apricots in Santa Fe, the memory of a dancing friend; bats, bees, tortoises, snakes, the generous body of a whale. Threaded throughout is the beautiful complexity and vulnerability of the planet, and the joy and difficulty of making art, as each poem becomes its own vivid testament to the natural world.