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Slowly, As If [electronic resource]
Slowly, As If [electronic resource]
Press, Karen2012
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She celebrates the connectedness that sustains us – in dance, in love, with the natural world, in cities where ‘strangers seem happy / to let you be’ – and sees it betrayed by our unreflecting complicity in poverty and violence. The death of a child who ‘barely scratched the air of the country’ resonates in her tender, devastating account: ‘When a child dies, who is responsible?’ Slowly, As If asks hard questions with grace and wit, balancing the particular and the universal. ‘Being told / you’re made of stardust / is not helpful / as you sit holding a parking ticket’, but it is, none the less, a truth.
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[Place of publication not identified] : Carcanet Poetry, 2012
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1 online resource (1 text file)
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9781847776570
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English
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BRN:
3031030
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