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As If a Raven

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In these poems, Yvonne Blomer explores birds and their taming through language--the Blackbird as human soul, the Pelican as atonement, the Ostrich as cowardice, and the Raven as trickster, the nearest bird to God. She touches on mythology, biblical texts, and science to ask if poetry comes as close to damaging the wild things of the world as Audubon did in his collecting o ...more
Paperback, 1st, 80 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Palimpsest Press
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Shelves: canadian, poetry
I loved the idea of bird themed poems and I can see that either she has a familiarity with birds or otherwise did a lot of research. normally I love quotes that go with poems that give a context for inspiration and also tie them into a broader cultural context however I found the highly biblical references were a bit off putting and I didn't feel as if the poems really went deeper with them. ...more
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