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!
Coming January 2021
About the Author
Eileen Farrelly lives in Scotland and has written poetry, intermittently, for most of her life although she has only begun writing “seriously” and publishing in recent years. Her subject matter varies widely, but is often inspired by the ordinary things that trigger long-forgotten memories. Her poems have appeared in print in The Gladrag Magazine, Marble, and various anthologies as well as in online publications. She is also a musician and songwriter and can be found singing for beer in various pubs around Glasgow, her hometown.