An Aviary of Small Birds (Oxford Poets)

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An Aviary of Small Birds (Oxford Poets)

An Aviary of Small Birds Oxford Poets An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art Here birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when after

  • Title: An Aviary of Small Birds (Oxford Poets)
  • Author: Karen McCarthy Woolf
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labour, the baby s heart gives out However, just as grief is not linear, so too the book follows an emotional rather than a chronological arc Ultimately, it is a cloAn Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labour, the baby s heart gives out However, just as grief is not linear, so too the book follows an emotional rather than a chronological arc Ultimately, it is a closely felt connection with nature that allows the author to transcend the experience and honour the spirit of her son.

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    1. W.R. Watkins on said:

      Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy at the London Book Fair, 2015.'An Aviary Of Small Birds' is a very touching book, that explores the various themes of life and death, with the majority of the poems using strong metaphorical and imagery based language, that allows the read to sit back, read the poem, and reflect upon its meaning. Being a poetry writer myself, this is the kind of work that I wish I could write, and I am envious of those who can write in this style with such ease, and place a [...]

    2. Evelyn on said:

      This series of poems chronicles a woman's life as she goes from awaiting the birth of her first child, through his loss when the baby is stillborn, grief following his loss, and recovery from her grief. There are some good poems in this book, but the majority are of middling quality, and none are memorable.

    3. Claire Fuller on said:

      I heard Karen speak about her poems and read some of them at a recent event, and I bought this book there and then. I like the matter-of-fact way she has of writing about terrible things - I found some of the poems beautifully blunt so that the pain of them came from me, the reader, having to read between the lines and do some work. That's the way I like to read.

    4. Daisy Evans on said:

      Tender and never indulgent or sentimental. Tough considering the circumstances. I was totally moved and impressed by this amazing book. Keep it by my bedside.

    5. Daisy Evans on said:

      Tender, truthful, but never indulgent or sentimental. Tough considering the circumstances. I was totally moved and impressed by this amazing book. Keep it by my bedside.

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