collection is Rita Ann Higgins' fourth volume of
poetry. The ironic pun of the title profoundly
bespeaks the frailty of human striving; highlights the
craving for something more than the limits imposed by
circumstance. This volume again displays Rita Ann
Higgins' highly developed social awareness; issues sifted
through her own personal experience.
her successful publishing career Rita Ann Higgins has not
been swayed from her position of observer, she has not
embraced the comfortable appellation 'best-selling-writer'
or worse 'establishment poet'. What makes her work so
fresh and exciting is its immediacy - she lives in these
words, in the pictures she paints in the world in which deep
sadness and wry humour co-mingle with the capacity for hope.