“Cueillez dès aujourd’hui les roses de la vie” Ronsard
What they say…
“There is always a quiet assurance to Bermudez’s poetry; she seems sure both of her purposes and methods….For your money you get fine poetry, fine images and fine printing….” Glyn Pursglove, Acumen (Serenade)
“Such serenity, balance, insight, is the essence of Sanctuary, It can be summed up by ‘Autumn Equinox’,where the water poured past the lip of a jug represents the poise of the season, the blurring of past and future. Glass and water are in a ‘quiet marriage’ through which the world seems sharper and ‘held to the mirror/of the still, clear mind.” Kathryn Southworth, Sofia
“Colombian born Isabel Bermudez, who grew up in the UK and now teaches languages, makes the Spanish tongue an integral part – a player – in the mini-dramas of life in Spain, Colombia and Cuba which constitute the majority of poems in Extranjeros her first collection. She expresses herself fluently, with a laid-back confidence, humour and a talent for storytelling” Dilys Wood, Artemispoetry.
Poetry and Textiles
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FOLK ART, SPANISH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, BAUDELAIRE, HUGO, UNAMUNO, MIRO, FLAUBERT, GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ, JUAN GOMEZ JATTIN, JULIO CORTAZAR, MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, HENRI ROUSSEAU, BREUGHEL THE ELDER, HOLBEIN, FRANCE, SPAIN, COLOMBIA, FRANK BOWLING….