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Poet, writer, and artist Tanya Mendonsa speaks of healing and discovery in her latest work

Tanya Mendonsa has exhibited her paintings widely, but poetry remains her focus. She speaks to HerStory about her past works and her latest one, The Fisher of Perch, which she describes as a 'fable for our times'.

Critically acclaimed author and poet Tanya Mendonsa has launched her latest work, The Fisher of Perch. It's a poem of discovery and of healing. Its theme is one of renewal, a gentle and benevolent erosion of the past and the self by the river, which is at the heart of the poem. Drawing deeper parallels between the connections of water and self, Tanya's verses investigate the relationship with critical tenderness.