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The Vigilant One / Jo Slade

The Vigilant One

By: Jo Slade

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"Jo Slade's second collection, The Vigilant One, has the same sure magic as its predecessor, In Fields I Hear Them Sing (Salmon, 1989). The images strike deep, like deft brush strokes, as poet/painter Jo Slade takes us through light and shade, nuance, subtlety of tone, passion of colour. As Tom Halpin wrote of her first collection, "...A strikingly large proportion of her poems possess the eerie, dramatic qualities of fable ...
ISBN 1 903392 46 2
Pub Date Saturday, January 01, 1994
Cover Image Jo Slade
Page Count 80
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"Jo Slade's second collection, The Vigilant One, has the same sure magic as its predecessor, In Fields I Hear Them Sing (Salmon, 1989). The images strike deep, like deft brush strokes, as poet/painter Jo Slade takes us through light and shade, nuance, subtlety of tone, passion of colour. As Tom Halpin wrote of her first collection, "...A strikingly large proportion of her poems possess the eerie, dramatic qualities of fable and allegory, blending an, at times, other worldly remoteness with a palpable hypnotic change. They read ... as deeply imagined enactments of the ineluctable life and persistence of the spirit; celebrations in fact, of the life of the imagination itself, of its sometimes exhilarating, sometimes disconcerting, transforming power upon the Self."

Jo Slade

Jo Slade lives and works in Limerick. Poet and painter, she is the author of five collections of poetry and two chapbooks of poems, The Artist’s Room (Pighog Press, Brighton, UK 2010), The White Cottage (T-A-R Publications 2016). Her most recent collection, The Painter’s House (Salmon Poetry in 2013) was joint recipient of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize 2014. Other publications include: In Fields I Hear Them Sing (Salmon Publishing, 1989); The Vigilant One (Salmon Publishing 1994), nominated for The Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literature Prize; Certain Octobers (Editions Eireanna, Quimper, France, 1997) a dual language English/French edition, which received a publication bursary from the Centre du Livre, Paris, France; City of Bridges (Salmon Poetry, 2005), nominated in 2003 for the ‘Prix Evelyn Encelot,’ Ecriture Prize, Maison des Ecrivains, Paris. She has had poems translated into French, Spanish, Romanian, Norwegian, Russian, Italian & Slovenian, and poems published in literary journals and broadsheets in Northern Ireland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Russia, France, Slovenia, Spain, the Channel Islands & Italy. She was appointed as Writer-in-Residence for Limerick County Council in 2006 and writer-in-residence in the winter of 2007 at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France. She is the recipient of a Literature Bursary & Travel Grants from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland & Limerick City Council. She has exhibited her paintings widely in Ireland, France & Italy. Her most recent installation/exhibition took place in the Sailor's Home, Limerick, in 2016.



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