«No Remedy finds Jean Bleakney preoccupied with loss. Even her trademark landscapes and flowers are coloured by it. She remains attentive to the fizz of language; tipping her hat to dictionaries, poetry and the vernacular with verve and humour. But then she wades into 20th century Irish history via The Quiet Man, harvesting irony and coincidence; triggering a darkening autobiographical sequence from a time and place especially harrowed by ‘The Troubles’.»
ALL WELCOME to this, the launch of Jean's fourth collection of poetry.