Now the World Takes These Breaths by Joan MetelerkampNow the World Takes These Breaths by Joan Metelerkamp

Now the World Takes These Breaths

byJoan Metelerkamp

Paperback | June 12, 2014

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As we have come to expect with Joan Metelerkamp's work, these poems can be read individually or, more rewardingly, as a body, from cover to cover. Formal but fluent, the 'sonnets' ('soundings') of this sequence marry cycle and narrative, old and new, secular and sacred, momentary and eternal. This is a strange and immediately familiar book -: at its simplest it traces the story of a mother's 'letting-go' her grown children, a daughter's relocation to the Northern hemisphere, a wedding, shadows of deaths and losses, sparks of joy. It recalls the story of Demeter and Persephone, but goes on from there in immediately accessible South African, contemporary terms. Above all, it celebrates!

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Title:Now the World Takes These BreathsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.16 inPublished:June 12, 2014Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1920590536

ISBN - 13:9781920590536

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