Ingrid Jonker - A Poet's Life
by Petrovna Metelerkamp
One of the most beautiful books to have appeared this year is the richly illustrated INGRID JONKER – A POET’S LIFE, by Petrovna Metelerkamp. The cover design certainly deserves a prize! An art portrait of the poet is set against a background of beach and sea – the sea often being referred to as her ultimate lover – with one of Jonker’s well known poems written in her hand. The colour, with its tones of light against dark, sets the mood for a book that was clearly created with utmost care and dedication. More than 250 pages, large format, focusing on the well loved young poet who became a legend in her own lifetime.