We are sad to announce the death of Janice Fixter, author of the excellent collection "A Kind of Slow Motion", who passed away on the 24th July 2012. An extremely talented writer and a genuinely open personality, she will be much missed.
a kind of slow motion is her second poetry collection.
Fixter's deceptively simple work is powerfully attractive...
PBS Bulletin Autumn 2007
Janice has a fine ear for the rhythm of line and stanza and the silences that lie between them ...
Her First Flight from a kind of slow motion
Banking away from the ozone,
the sky’s skin,
smelling of geraniums
the plane descends slowly
to where the air is thicker
above the archipelago –
broken slabs of land afloat in the Baltic.
The summer sun is burning the blueness
out of the sea
it will balance all night
along the horizon
She will be unable to sleep,
her body adrift in descent
like a feather preened from the wing
of a snowy owl –
into unquenchable Arctic light.