"This joint collection from Joan Newmann and Kate Newmann, two of Ireland's finest women poets, is an absolute joy to read and represents some of their finest work to date."—Rebecca Pelan, School of English and Drama, University College Dublin
This joint collection, Belongings, is an absolute joy to read and represents some of Kate Newmann and Joan Newmann’s finest work to date. One of the most interesting aspects of the poetry is its distinctiveness from and, at the same time, its connectedness to the other, both in terms of theme and style. In other words, it is very evident that the poetry is written by two quite separate and individual poets with very different interests and modes of expression, and, yet, there is a relationship between the two that, though difficult to pinpoint, remains remarkably complementary.