by Eileen Farrelly
Publication Date: 12 January 2021
Nightingale & Sparrow Press
A tryst is a meeting, usually a secret meeting, and often between lovers. Derived from the Middle English, a tryst was originally a place in the woods where huntsmen met before the hunt.
The trysts in these poems, however, are set in a contemporary urban environment as the two would-be lovers seek each other through the city parks, galleries, cafes and bars.
The poems also form a kind of one-sided correspondence: a series of love letters in verse documenting the progress of the relationship as it moves towards the almost inevitable final parting.
In print, this tiny book measures approximately 2.125 x 2.75 inches. Each book is handmade and numbered, representing its place in the limited 100-copy run.
Each copy is uniquely hand-crafted/folded; because of this, some uneven edges do occur. We think it gives them more character!
About the Author
Eileen Farrelly is Scottish and has written poetry intermittently for most of her life. Her poems have appeared in The Gladrag, Marble, the Writers Café Magazine, and in anthologies. Her pamphlet ‘Some things I ought to throw away’ will be published by Dreich later in 2021. She is also a musician and songwriter and can often be found singing for beer in pubs around Glasgow.