Foothold is a new departure for Zinnemann-Hope. Beginning and ending with snow, the poems move through the seasons in West Dorset in celebration of the landscape while recording its ecology in a changing climate. There are poems which explore deep time and the tiny place we humans occupy in earth’s history, also poems on the theme of music (the poet’s husband is a composer), of love in old age and of love for a young grandson.
‘I read it in one sitting. It has the pace and scope of a novel, with the attention to language of the best poetry.’ Catherine T. Davidson