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Sandgames Jul 31, 2008
Winner of the Listowel Writers' Week Poetry Prize 2000. In her first collection, Sandgames, Michele Vassal explores the duality of exile through the fading negatives of memory, exposing them to a light of sexual and religious metaphor. With an artist's sense of contrast and perspective, she chronicles a sensual and cruel reality where displacement and belonging coalesce into an intricate but singular vision.
About the Author
In the late seventies, Michele Vassal left her hometown of Barcelonnette, in the Alpes de Haute-Provence and moved to Dublin. She is now living and writing in Kenmare, County Kerry, with her family and their five cats. Though French is her first language, she prefers writing in English. Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies in Ireland and in the U.S. She received first prize at the 1999 Listowel Writers' Week for this collection of poetry.