What Is Long Past Occurs in Full Light

August 13, 2019|
What Is Long Past Occurs in Full Light by Marilyn Bowering
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Beautiful meditations on absences and loss interwoven with personal, local and cultural memories.

This new and remarkable book of poetry weaves beautifully crafted and intuitive meditations on absences and loss, with personal, local and cultural presence and memories. The poems awaken transformative interconnections between literature, ecology, civilization, history and individual study. A story of acknowledgment and philosophical and spirit renewal are told from various points of view and identities; from vanished figures from a Victoria childhood, to missing the companionship of a family dog, on to authors such as Gogol, Akhmatova and a Gaelic bard in their roles as inhabitants of the museum of the poet's mind. In line with Bowering's interest in culture as ecology, the poems are also acts of appeasement between the natural world and the old voices that form the mythopoeic connections between people and their surroundings; connections that are foundational to human art and culture.

Marilyn Bowering was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Victoria, B.C. She completed her M.A. degree in 1973. She has worked as a University instructor, editor, a writer-in-residence at Memorial University of Newfoundland and in communications. Her first book of poetry, The Liberation of Newfoundland, was published in 1973. Sinc...
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Title:What Is Long Past Occurs in Full Light
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:130 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:130 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:August 13, 2019
Publisher:Mother Tongue Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781896949727

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