Belinda Hunt’s first collection of poems is about the power of the ordinary day to change our lives. These stories take us into significant hours in people’s lives through the kaleidoscopic world of the 21st century. The ubiquitous Mrs Jones has her entrances and exits, but rarely steps onto the same stage. When she reaches her destination, she may even find that her audience has left. There are no easy answers to be found in this collection.
Windows & Doors
My poetry is about observation and story-telling. The poems in this collection have been selected from a daily output written over the last year. The seasons unfold against a backdrop of local and international events. Scandal, debacle, the Jubilee and the London Olympics are juxtaposed with more personal histories. The words of participants and of detached observers, find the tramp in Hyde Park valuing the broadsheet for its thermal quality and the young boy experiencing his first football match just after the publication of the Hillsborough Report. The collection provides poems that are structurally diverse, but common to all is a truth seen from the perspective of the persona, both public and private.