Your Candle Accompanies the Sun



Sophie Herxheimer


Henningham Family Press


Artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer re-imagines Emily Dickinson’s self-imposed seclusion as an act of empowerment. In a series of collage poems, Sophie’s words and images re-present a paradoxical poet, fixed in space, yet ranging freely in imagination and innovation.

This is a homage to the human spirit, which can shine light into the world and in its complexity accompany the simple power of the Sun. Sophie’s collages are preceded by a selection of Emily’s poems. This unique binding interweaves two pamphlets, and talents, into one volume of dazzling poetry.

Hand-stitched Duo-pamphlet
40 pages
280mm x 220mm
Full-colour HP Indigo

ISBN 978-1-9997974-0-9

"A wonderful book."
- Sarah Bodman, a.n

"Herxheimer is a prolific, multi-disciplinary artist whose poetry if fiercely energetic, erudite and punchy. Her work combines a lush, apparently boundless artistic style with a gentleness and generosity."
- Bidisha, BBC Arts Online

"The sumptuous language and narrative angles make the world of Herxheimer’s poems sparkle"
- David Caddy, Tears In The Fence


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