EXPOSURE – Snapshots from the life of
Exposure focuses on the extraordinary life of the American photographer Lee Miller, model, muse, photographer and WW2 war correspondent. These poems do not form a comprehensive biography, but rather form an album of snapshots taken from events in Lee Miller’s life, her photographs and the artworks she inspired. Some poems are written in the voice of the poet, some in Lee’s voice and others in the voice of the men who constantly surrounded her.
‘Through his long quiet observation
Derek Adams’ poetry gives us both the nuance and the power
of Lee Miller’s personality. His insightful lines connect
her talent as a surrealist artist and her achievements as
war correspondent to the vulnerable person within who
secretly bore the scars of child abuse and wartime traumas.
I regard this book as a perceptive and touching portrait of
Exposure reviewed by Stephen Claughton in London Grip read review here
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