All This Light In Which To See The Dead
Released 9th March 2022
Rancid Idols Productions
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A new prose collection from the award-winning and widely published Northern Irish poet, Colin Dardis.
Written at the height of the worldwide pandemic, All This Light In Which To See The Dead is part journal, part memoir, part essay collection.
As much a diary of thoughts and reflections as day-to-day events, the collection sees the author trying to make sense of ‘the new normal’, experiencing the isolation of lockdown through the prism of depression and Asperger’s.
Faced with so many dying from coronavirus, and the fear of death everywhere, the author is forced to confront this own relationship with death, as well as the passing of his father four years previous. Mixed in with reaction to the developing news and daily death counts, Dardis reflects on childhood reminiscences, family, mortality and the apparent joys of middle age.