Poetry. Women's Studies. The poems in ANY WAKING MORNING probe deeply into love, loss, and life's darker dilemmas. They seek pathways and meaning, interrogate endings and life changes, and tap the creative energy engendered through art's ekphrastic cycles. While foregrounding the influence of contemporary ideas on the author's poetic explorations, the collection returns inevitably to images, insights and experiences from the Caribbean and the author's early life. Unfolding in four sections: "The Way Light Falls," "Unmasked," "Beyond Convergence," and "Fragments and Heartwood," Soutar-Hynes' images are vividly pictorial.