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A Cartography of Birds: Poems
by J.L. Conrad (Goodreads Author)
In her exceptional debut collection, J.L. Conrad illuminates a personal landscape and gives it voice and body through the rhythms of liturgy and the language of individual perception. Divided into three sections--"Myths and Incantations," "Topographies," and "A Science of Ordinary Things"--the volume seems propelled by the turning wheel of memory. From "Planting, 1964," ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Louisiana State University Press
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I found this collection by sheer luck, I had never heard of it, but the title caught my attention when I was searching for some poetry at the library. As luck would have it, it was quite a joy to read. This collection that gives voice to a personal landscape, is divided into three equally propelling sections, that work towards a recollection. There is a gentle authentic feel to these poems, a language that avoids being overly emotional, and transforms moments into quiet exposition. Some of the ...more