Poems and Paintings by Catherine Canning
Catherine Canning is a self-taught artist and winner of the Best Collection of Poetry at the Charles Macklin Autumn School of 2006. Inch Days is her debut collection of verse, complemented by evocative paintings illustrating the calm, rural beauty of Inishowen in County Donegal.
Here, hidden among haunting rustic landscapes, lurks a secretive world of nature and its inhabitants, where the reader is pulled into rich scenes of vivid image, smell and colour – all captured with innate sensitivity and understanding.
Inch Days maintains a sharp respect of memory, history and existence, skilfully touching on the treasured intimacy of seclusion and Canning’s love of the wild, revealing scars and beauty at every turn.
‘This magical collection blends verse and images to portray a special place in an exceptional way. Canning is a poet on the edge of something special.’
Jenni Doherty, award-winning poet and author.
ISBN 978 1 906271 79 4
Published October 2013, padded case, 80pp, full colour, 170mm x 235mm (wide)