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As Tammy Armstrong rode horseback on a one-month sojourn in Iceland, up rose the ley lines that crosshatched the landscape ancient tracks rife with saga, myth, and human history. In this collection, her poems both respond to W.H. Auden's poetic travelogue, Letters from Iceland, and evoke her raw relationship to the native natural world of North America.

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Paperback, 110 pages
Published October 29th 2010 by Goose Lane Editions
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Paula Dembeck
Nov 28, 2013 Paula Dembeck rated it it was ok
This poet lives in Fredericton and this is her fourth collection of poetry. She is a also a GG award nominee, something I mention because although I did not enjoy the collection, it does not mean others will not be able to take something more meaningful from it than I did.

Most of these poems I found rather morose or morbid.

Natural settings figure predominately as backdrops in these poems and they have a moody nature rather than a "feel good" sentimentality that is often associated with poetry ab
Ariel Gordon
May 18, 2011 Ariel Gordon rated it really liked it
The Scare in the Crow (Goose Lane Editions, 112 pages, $18) is Fredericton-based writer Tammy Armstrong's fourth collection and sixth book.

Armstrong is a peripatetic poet known for her tightly strung verse but The Scare in the Crow finds her writing what seems to be domestic travel poetry.

She's compiled an uneasy Canadian bestiary in the book's first section, with poems about foxes, bears and porcupines. She also includes a handful about that most Canadian of pastimes, canoeing.

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