My debut collection Another life was published in November 2016. You can purchase it at Oversteps Books.
“In these fine, often prize-winning poems, Fokkina McDonnell reveals her considerable imaginative range – sometimes sparely expressed but always with surprising switches of perspective and point of view. Underlying all her work is expert control and technique, the result of many years studying the various poetical forms. This is an overdue and enriching first collection, with incidentally a fascinating European edge to her poetic voice and its exploration.”
Christopher North, poet – collection and pamphlet with the Poetry Business, Templar.
“Fokkina McDonnell’s poetry has a strong sense of place and a deep humanity lightened by touches of a wicked sense of humour. Here are poems which travel, in reality or in the mind.”
Carole Bromley, poet – several poetry pamphlets and collections.
“There’s a delicate intimacy in Fokkina McDonnell’s poetry. She catches moment, place, character and feeling with poignantly crafted simplicity. There’s wit and humour – then, with deft, economical choice of detail, there are unforeseen swerves that reach the heart.“
Gina Wilson, poet – poetry pamphlets and children’s literature.