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The poet’s voice plays as the clapper of a bell, summoning moods and imagery of love and loneliness, faith and celebration. In this new collection of poetry, Grech Ganado meditates on the great flux of life in all its darkness and light and, more pertinently, her personal frustration with words which sometimes fail to communicate at all.This publication was partially funded by the National Book Council of Malta.About the authorMaria Grech Ganado (b.1943) is Malta’s first Poet Laureate and has won National Book Prizes for 4 of her 7 poetry collections in Maltese or English. She has been translated into 12 other languages. She was awarded the Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika in 2000 and in 2023 a doctorate (Honoris Causa) by the University of Malta for her contribution to Maltese Literature.

The Bell

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