POEM Jonathan Edwards

NWR Issue 118

The Red Lady of Paviland

Scientists open the curtains, wake her with light,
and there she is, who’s only bits of bone.
There she is look, up there in that cave,
preserved by history, by sheets of ice...



Jonathan Edwards’ first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice award. It was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

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