The Turning

The Turning is a collection of fifty poems from internationally bestelling author Joanne Fedler’s life to celebrate her 50th birthday.  Many of them catch small moments of transformation, as an ending slipped into a new beginning, a choice ruptured the past or a realisation burst an illusion. Some touch on transitions, gateways, moments of leave-taking, sometimes from a self the author was abandoning. The author examines motherhood, solitude, writing and death all of which take her into the deep questions she has about what it means to be a person.