Carrying the songs

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Carcanet, 2007 - Poetry - 112 pages
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Migrations of birds, people, words, and songs and the ravages of time are luminously explored in this collection of poems. At their core, the poems draw together the natural and human worlds through resonating, rhythmic prose. Included with the new poems in Carrying the Songs is a generous selection of the poems from Moya Cannon's earlier collections, Oar and The Parchment Boat. A word does not head out alone. It is carried about the way something essential, a blade, say, or a bowl, is brought from here to there when there is work to be done. Sometimes, after a long journey, it is pressed into a different service.: "A word does not head out alone // It is carried about the way something essential // a blade, say, or a bowl // is brought from here to there when there is work to be done // Sometimes, after a long journey // it is pressed into a different service. "

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Beautiful. I consumed these poems within three days. I've had this book for a while from a class. I'd never read all of them till now. She is insightful, haunting, true. Her range of emotion is deeply touching. A great collection. Read full review

Contents

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Augers
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Starlings
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About the author (2007)

Moya Cannon is the author of two previous poetry collections, Oar and The Parchment Boat, and a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review. She is a recipient of the Brendan Behan and the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Awards.

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