88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
A third collection of poems by Christine Coates, author of Homegrown and Fire Drought.
“Christine Coates’ poetry is lyrical, tender, and full of sensually charged memories. The Summer We Didn’t Die succeeds both as odyssey and as elegy.” – Finuala Dowling, author of Pretend You Don't Know Me and The Fetch
“These beautiful poems never die. They remain alive through loss, grief, drought, fire and water, from the nineteenth century to the present day, from Hermanus to Istanbul, from Klerksdorp to Cape Town. Rhythmic, always enriching, the poetry keeps the reader close as Christine Coates’ sure voice guides us through the world anew.” – Wendy Woodward, author of A Saving Bannister