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Mourning Ring.Just some months ago we celebrated the appearance of a poetry chapbook inspired by Jane Eyre, Rita María Martínez's Jane-in-a-Box, and now we are delighted to present just another one, Mourning Ring by Ian M. Emberson(1). Even if both are poetry collections inspired by the Brontës they could not be more different, which, once again, shows the wide range of artistic responses that the Brontës works are able to generate.
Brontë related poems
by Ian M Emberson,
Angria Press, 2008, 20 pp. £3.00
ISBN 978 0 9521693 6 9
Angria Press, 1 Highcroft Road, Todmorden. UK. OL14 5LZ; telephone (01706) 812716;
an exploration of Jane Eyre and Villette in terms of a possible basic mythology - largely drawn from The Bible, Paradise Lost and The Pilgrim's Progress - all early influences on Charlotte Brontë's mind.More snake imagery: Ian M. Emberson's prose poems 2003 collection, The Snake and the star.
And what's beyond
a pilgrimage - eternal - without shrine?
- perhaps a binding hell
- or fragile heaven?