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Poetry. FUR(L) PARACHUTE claims as its surrogate the Old English poem "Wulf and Eadwacer." Declining from a mutant echo of this nineteen-line fragment that appears in the tenth century Exeter manuscript as a text that might be a riddle, or an example of a woman's lament, or even a broken elegy, the language of FUR(L) PARACHUTE is further disrupted by such texts as instruct ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Book Thug
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Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
wulf my wulf
I used to say
in your hairy ear
with your six breasts
lines up against my thorax
soft as a dove against the unstoppable
blood-orange onset
of mourning
even then, the bones
knit themselves into iron in our chests
but there was
- pg. 19

* * *

abandoned between sweet coltsfoot
and horsetail

field-notes half written
violence of torn button
the plunge then the rip

recovered late amid broad-leaf litter
the phytologist's end-game
as sad-ribbed as snow
falling through an ecstasy of wools
- a scientist
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Didn't understand or connect with the writing in this poetry collection.

But, I found it very fun that it was based on the Old English poem Wulf and Eadwacer, which is very mysterious and strange ! Gonna look into that poem now for sure.
Please check out my interview with Shannon Maguire as we discuss her new collection of poetry, fur(l) parachute (BookThug, 2013). Read the interview now on my TTQ Blog. http://thetorontoquarterly.blogspot.c... ...more
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