Bitumen & Pitch
Bitumen & Pitch is a poetry collection and memoir of a woman relearning who she is. Three weeks before her mother’s death with dementia, Eithne de Lacy, then forty-three years of age, discovered that she had been adopted as a baby. Seventeen years later, she put pen to paper. Calling on the Irish language, religious iconography, myths, stories and childhood, these poems, filled with scents and sounds, colour and wonder, are an exploration of a daughter, the mother she knew, and the mother she never met.