"Shining in Brightness" presents twenty poems about loss, love and growing up in quiet suburbia. These poems chronicle a young woman's journey from 18 to early adulthood. After leaving the leafy Cape Town suburb of her childhood, the poet-wanderer travels to California, Brazil, Cambridge, Poland and the Eastern Cape before alighting in North London. Two accompanying essays provide insights on both the poems and the writer's process.
Annwen Elizabeth Evans studied on scholarships at universities in Cape Town, San Diego and Oxford. After teaching English in South America and Poland, she lectured in art history and worked for Africa’s largest opera company. Annwen is currently London-based, where she teaches Tai Chi and dances Argentine tango.