Sword Dance: A Woman's Story - A Celtic Poem

September 1, 2015|
Sword Dance: A Woman's Story - A Celtic Poem by Veronica Gaylie
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A woman’s childhood life in Scotland and a new life in Canada are explored by her daughter in this memoir-style poem that profoundly embodies the classic North American immigrant tale. The story opens with Tom, Dick, and Harry, three ancestors who emigrated to New York. It cycles back to the author’s father, a young soldier who catches the eye of his wife-to-be at the glove counter in Woolworth’s. In between we encounter the real, rare characters of everyday Glasgow life, including cousin John Lennon in a scheme to raise pigs, and a bicycle-riding Richard Nixon who arrives just after a factory blow-up. Framed by a prologue and epilogue, the story is told in a working-class vernacular—the characters all real, the voice gritty, witty, and distinct as it unfurls a beautiful tapestry by way of the music and language of Glaswegian storytelling.
Veronica Gaylie is a poet, writer, teacher, and environmentalist whose work has been published in literary journals around the globe, including Poetry Review (UK), Crannog (Ireland), and the Canadian journals Carte Blanche, Ditch, Filling Station, Geez, Geist, Grain, Lake, and Room.
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Title:Sword Dance: A Woman's Story - A Celtic PoemFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:EXILE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:155096433X

ISBN - 13:9781550964332

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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