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The Habit of Buenos Aires
Poetry. "Her painful evocations of Argentina during the dirty war (she grew up in Buenos Aires), her re-creations of Irish history (where her maternal ancestors lived and died), her tender poems of love and family, her acute eye for detail and her mind for clarity, her powerful, sensuous and humane imagination, her language full of surprises, make Lorraine Healy one of the ...more
Paperback, 71 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Tebot Bach
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Healy's poems are grounded in the politics, war, and history of Buenos Aires, and readers with some knowledge or experience of Argentina will no doubt get a bit more from these pages than others. However, all that said, Healy's poems also betray a careful and thoughtful knowledge of human spirits, and a sweet talent for writing simple moments between a few individuals. Her poems are elegant and well-crafted, each one with its own particular place in the work, and the collection as a whole is wor ...more