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A House That Falls
Sean Nevin
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A House That Falls

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Poetry. A HOUSE THAT FALLS examines the way the mind works through the fogged lens of Alzheimer's disease; the way memories, relationships, and even language itself disarticulates; the way we perceive and misperceive ourselves, our loved ones and our own histories; and how we learn to survive inside these strange and fluid worlds. Naomi Shihab Nye says, "There's something ...more
Paperback, 31 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Slapering Hol Press (first published December 26th 2005)
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Mar 02, 2008 Caroline rated it it was amazing
This chapbook begins, "Things seem to take on a sudden shimmer/ before vanishing...," which is exactly what all these poems are concerned with. Nevin worries about instability and transience--each poem trying to catch what can't be caught. "Oblivio Gate" opens: "If we are truly the sum/of our memories,/ tonight you are not..." then, "I float your name/ out into the darkness:/ a word, a flame". Heartfelt poems, tangled up in time and memory.
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