A Gathered Distance: Poems (Paperback)

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A Gathered Distance: Poems (Paperback)


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A Gathered Distance is a sustained and elegant lyric offering, weaving themes of loss and grief with transformation and beauty, which Chris Wallace-Crabbe describes as "a most subtle orchestration of loss". The collection speaks to our shared experiences of connection and separation; the complex dynamics of family and parenthood. In a time of ecological crisis, Mark's work affirms the value of "lyric resistance", poetry's mysterious way of making sense of things:

"When profound human emotion can recruit the lyric, the personal can become the human, the particular the archetypal. And a collapse of self can become a gathering of distances, a habitat of healing." - Mark Tredinnick.

From the title poem:

"...Be a garden in a city,

And be all the love you've lost. From all the unpropitious

Pieces tending toward a self, cultivate a solitude, harvest half

A life and make it whole. Gather all your distances, and

father all your orphan fears; hold them

Near, as a father might..."

Product Details ISBN: 9780995371842
ISBN-10: 0995371849
Publisher: Birdfish Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2020
Pages: 140
Language: English