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There is a music of leaving, as surely as there is that of arriving.

And it is this distinct soulful music that we often hear, however faintly, in the background of our lives.

Welcome to The Music of Leaving, a collection of 63 poems by Tricia McCallum.

What are McCallum’s poems about?

They are about elephants being traipsed through the Queen’s midtown tunnel, an unstable ch
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Paperback, First edition, 100 pages
Published October 10th 2014 by Demeter Press
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Kathy
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought this book makes one stop and think about the life they are living and about the past and to remember it all with a full heart and therein they would have a reason to remember life well-lived.
Miranda Wood
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Poetry is not normally my thing but I loved this book and will come back to it often. I know I was feeling rushed in a few spots, and I would like to go back and read those again when I have time to reflect on the content. Even without doing that the imagery is so profound in some of them that I could feel the biting wind and sense the loneliness. A great read.
Bridget
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This was a charming collection of lovely poems. Each one was a story in itself that anyone could relate to.
Sharlene
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as the result of a First Reads giveaway.

McCallum. Why have I not seen you before?! Have I been living in some deep, dark cave?

What an amazing collection of poems. A real feast for the soul is within the pages of this book!

I found myself really enjoying each poem individually and taking a much longer time than I should have to review this, because I was too busy digesting and really contemplating about each subject. I truly felt that each piece resonated deep within me and ne
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Gerri Watkins
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tricia McCallum is a true poet! Her poetry is touching, I was very moved by so many of them. At Rest, brought tears to my eyes. The Music of Leaving is a beautifully written book. I look forward to more from this author.
I received this book from goodreads.com for an honest review.
Courtney Johnson
Jan 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
I got this book for free from a contest, and I am very glad I did not pay money for it. I didn't find these to be poems, more like ramblings. And I did not enjoy them at all.
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Tricia McCallum is an award winning Glasgow-born Canadian writer and poet, a Huffington Post Blogger, and a nominee for the 2016 Pushcart Prize.

McCallum is the author of "The Music of Leaving" by Toronto's Demeter Press (2014) and "Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered" (2011). Her newest poetry collection entitled "Icarus Also Flew" was a finalist in New York's 2017 Marsh Hawk Pr
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