House of Small Absences by Anne-Marie Fyfe
(published by SEREN, ISBN978-1-78172-240-4)

     A poet and teacher Anne-Marie Fyfe founded and has organized Coffee-House Poetry. The collection consists of four parts, and each begins with a writer's quote: Eugene O'Neill; Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Tomas Tranströmer; and Julian Barnes. Their origins are all Europe. My favorites in the four parts are respectively 'The House at World's End', 'House of Small Absences', 'Hot, Copper Skies', and 'From the Cockpit Window'. Among them, most attractive is the poem 'The House at World's End' that is an ekphrastic poem on work by a Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa living in the UK now. Some poems are rooted to her Irish heritage. Grace is my impression to this book.
     Great gratitude to the poet Anne-Marie Fyfe and Coffee-House Poetry again.

P.S. If you stay in London, please visit the beautiful Troubadour Café at Earls Court.
       Judges of Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019 are poets Kathryn Maris and Pat Boran.

(3) The New York Times "Hiraki Sawa" by Ken Johnson