Next on the list is The Heeding by Rob Cowen and illustrated by Nick Hayes. Released in hardback on the 17th June 2021.
The world changed in 2020. Gradually at first, then quickly and irreversibly, the patterns by which we once lived altered completely.
Across four seasons and a luminous series of poems and illustrations, Rob Cowen and Nick Hayes paint a picture of a year caught in the grip of history yet filled with revelatory perspectives close at hand. A sparrowhawk hunting in a back street; the moon over a town with a loved one’s hand held tight; butterflies massing in a high-summer yard – the everyday wonders and memories that shape a life and help us recall our own.
The Heeding leads us on a journey that takes its markers and signs from nature and a world filled with fear and pain but beauty and wonder too. Collecting birds, animals, trees and people together, it is a profound meditation to a time no one will forget.
At its heart, this is a book that helps us look again, to heed: to be attentive to this world we share, to grieve what’s lost and to hope for a better and brighter tomorrow.
Star Rating – 4 Stars
Review in 5
- A fab poetry collection.
- Highly enjoyable.
- The illustrations are fab.
- The cover looks like it will look amazing on book shelves.
- The poems are perfect for explaining a little of how we felt over this past year – love, loss and morality.