Vuyelwa Carlin
Vuyelwa Carlin was born in South Africa in 1949. The Xhosa name "Vuyelwa" means "rejoicing at the birth of a girl". She was brought up in Uganda, and came to England, for good as it turned out, to read English at university. Her work is strongly influenced by the Anglo-Saxon poetry she encountered there. She loves the Hebrides, and these lonely landscapes and their history fascinate her. She is interested in the extremes of good and evil, and the severe demands made on religious faith. She has worked with dementia sufferers. She has a son with autism. Through poetry she tries to understand both these strange worlds from within. Her first four collections were published by Seren: Midas' Daughter (1991), How We Dream of the Dead (1996), Marble Sky (2002), and The Solitary (2008). Long Shadows is her fifth collection.

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Vuyelwa Carlin: Long Shadows, April 2016. 68 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-901993-55-8
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