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Leaves of hungry grass : poetry and Ireland's Great Hunger

Author: Vincent Woods
Publisher: Hamden, CT : Quinnipac University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Famine folio series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking poetry as an act of witness and restorative memory, this essay traces the development of poems relating to Ireland's Great Hunger from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. An international landscape of connected experience emerges through the work of Eavan Boland, Alan Shapiro, Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney, Paul Celan and many poets in Ireland, the U.S., Germany and Australia. In examining a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Woods
ISBN: 9780997837445 0997837446
OCLC Number: 968913499
Description: 51 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction : hunger's litany --
The cartography of poetry --
Translating blackened memory --
The Great Hunger as a metaphor --
Digging-a poet's offering --
A loosened spirit : poetry and diaspora --
Australia : dimonds on a duchess --
After the digging : a modern American response --
Heartslopes of connection --
The spaces between : poetry of famine prose --
Writing poems of famine --
A shadow on the hearts : contemporary writers --
A skein of connection --
Stalks of the lights.
Series Title: Famine folio series.
Other Titles: Poetry and Ireland's Great Hunger
Responsibility: Vincent Woods.

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Taking poetry as an act of witness and restorative memory, this essay traces the development of poems relating to Ireland's Great Hunger from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.  Read more...

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