My Book – “The Invisible Girl”

My first poetry chapbook The Invisible Girl  (Doire Press, November 2013) is available – directly from me.

  • CAN $12.95 plus postage
  • ISBN 978-1-907682-31-5
  • 13 cm wide x 20.5 cm tall/high/long (…depending on the reader’s perspective…) x 5 cm thick
  • 35 poems
  • 48 pages (including the blank one)
  • perfect binding, softcover, full colour back & front covers
  • layout by Lisa Frank
  • front & back cover designs by Karen Dennison
  • front cover image – Curfew by Bruce Nobbs, oil on masonite board, 35″ x 43″ (2011)
  • inside illustration of my old dog – Penny by Isabella Clarke (2013)

Valerie Morton reviews T.I.G. at the Galatea Resurrects #25 (A Poetry Engagement) Editor Eileen R. Tabios

Read what Becky Gethin says about T.I.G. at her blog (and there’s a poem from the book).

Read what Sally Douglas says at her blog.

Carolina Read reviews T.I.G. at The Poetry Shed (and there’s a poem from the book).

See reviews & ratings of T.I.G.  at Goodreads.

And more below —

How stunning TIG is. I was blown away and loved its quiet understated but profoundly moving style. It’s wonderful that in something so little as Documentary the poet manages to sum up everything that matters – phew – thank you. Beautiful work – and so fresh.

It’s an absolute pleasure to read your work so please put me on the waiting list for the next publication – whenever it appears!

— Review by Claire Cox 

One of the joys of doing online courses at The Poetry School is ‘meeting’ other poets as we write new poems and exchange feedback on our work. I’m addicted to these courses and am now at the tail end of my fifth, where I’ve had the pleasure of working with E. E. Nobbs (Elly Nobbs) and getting to know her work. I ordered her first collection The Invisible Girl from Doire Press a few weeks ago, and was delighted to find poetry very much after my own heart – rooted in the land, heritage, family and farming, juxtaposing cityscapes of the present against the natural world in the past, all with a dry, wry twist of tone that is very much Elly’s signature. My absolute favourite poem in the collection is ‘Jim’ – a perfect, spare but emotionally charged recounting of a simple life, with a deadpan end that says everything about a life on the land in eight short words. I love this book – I think you will too.       

  — Review by Di Slaney, author of Dad’s Slideshow 

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E.E. (Elly) Nobbs lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
Canada with her artist-husband. She grew up on a
small dairy farm and is the middle sister of three. She was once
a keeper of bees. For the last decade she has spent hours looking
at beautiful Collembola under the microscope. She went back to
writing poetry seven years ago — when faced with turning fifty.

In 2013, I won the Doire Press Second Annual International Poetry Chapbook Contest (the link takes you to the participant short-list and the judge’s comments).

And the prize is a wonderful one!

It’s been an enjoyable and educational experience for me – this opportunity to work with the great folks at Doire Press, publishers of poetry and literary fiction, located in Connemara, in the west of Ireland. Many thanks to Lisa and John!

And thanks to the friends and family who have helped and supported me in the production of  The Invisible Girl.

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