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Book Launch: The Last to Leave by Margaret Clough

The Last to Leave

The Last to Leave

Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Margaret Clough’s second volume of poetry, The Last to Leave. Finuala Dowling will introduce Margaret and talk with her about her work. Margaret will also read to us, those of you who have not heard Margaret read before are in for a huge treat.

The Last to Leave is Margaret Clough’s second collection of poetry. These poems follow on from her first extremely popular collection, At Least the Duck Survived in that the light, warm-hearted tone continues as does Clough’s engagement with aging and mortality. These poems are a tonic and leave the reader feeling refreshed, saddened and better off.

“Margaret Clough’s poems are poignant and hilarious; an indispensable guide to being The Last to Leave.” Finuala Dowling

Critics had this to say about At Least the Duck survived:

“a wry, humorous collection of poetry with a twinkle in its eye and a spring in its step. Poetry for the young at heart, and for those facing old age, but with attitude.” Litnet

“joyful and plump with life” The Cape Times

Margaret Clough has worked as a Science teacher, a soil chemist and a food technologist and only started writing after retiring to Cape Town a few years ago. She has had stories published in various journals. Her poems have been published in Carapace, New Contrast and Aerodrome. Her first collection of poems, At Least the Duck Survived was published in 2011; she also contributed to the collection Difficult to Explain edited by Finuala Dowling.

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