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Dharmakaya

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In Dharmakaya, Paula Meehan’s fifth collection, the poems move between the timeless, unsituated spirit and its truths, and the living anguish and desire of a dying body that keenly feels its femaleness in an Ireland that is both haunted and hard-wired. “Dharmakaya,” a word she borrows from The Tibetan Book of the Dead, signals the span of the collection’s philosophical con ...more
Paperback, 65 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Wake Forest University Press (first published August 31st 2000)
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I’m very glad I read this. The rhythm of the poems, their meter, and their imagery are powerful. Whether she is writing about sex, life, the inner-city, death, history - there is a wit and sparkle behind these poems. You really feel the poets life in these poems. There was much in here that led me to say - “I’ve got to remember this, hold on to this idea, this image.” Beautiful.
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I found myself reading Meehan's poems to my family, counting her meter, puzzling over her imagery, this collection totally engaged me.
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Meehan studied at University College, Dublin and Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington.

She has been awarded The Martin Toonder Award (1995), The Butler Literary Award (1998), and the Denis Devlin Award (2002) for her work.
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