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What Slight Gaps Remain

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Alan Gillis, author of "Scapegoat" and "Here Comes the Night":

"These are poems that address the heart of the matter – what it means to live, to love, to want to do good; and which also probe beyond the periphery of things and of thoughts. With wit, intelligence and dazzling linguistic prowess, this book examines what we hold before us, and what slips between the gaps. Scru
Paperback, 122 pages
Published July 1st 2016 by Blue Hour Press
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Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Let there be words of comfort to wrap like blankets around shoulders." (Psalm of Postcards)

And there are plenty of these in Emma Sedlak's debut poetry collection. But there's so much more within the pages of this book: words and images to move you, surprise you, warm you, disturb you, cradle you, and resonate inside you with the strength, clarity and recurrence of the Iona Abbey bells ringing out into that determined sky.

Some of my favourites: "Lothian Road", "Let the Day Pass", "Driving Record
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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The words are wonderfully woven here, which is always what draws me to poetry. I don't have the background to analyze it all, I just know when the words hit home.

Some of my favorite lines:

"-because the man who left
me used to bake to show his love and now
the oven lies dark like a frigid corpse"

"drifting downhill
to the mechanic's with a broken piece of sky"

"the cornflour sea
with bruised-green depths"

"to feel silk and freedom on my skin"

"So much of living
in a foreign country
is about swimming ups
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