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An Educated Heart
In juxtaposing poem sequences respective to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the breakdown of a family, An Educated Heart raises again the troublesome question of the relationship between the public and the private, in the specific context of a woman's voice. While the two sequences are clearly delineated, the collection also includes poems which could refer to family life, o ...more
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Probably one collection of Maireads to skip, mostly found poems, the prose lists of words are fun the first time but do not hold up to a repeat read. What is interesting is how much more I scrutinized them in the chap versus when they were reprinted in the Best of Whats left of heaven. The wide size and thin chap format brings more weight to bear on the individual poems than a 1/3 of a brick sized book. Solid production values, hand tied red string binding.