Alms for Oblivion: A Poem in Seven Parts [NOOK Book]

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Alms for Oblivion is a 400-line quest poem, seeking the roots of inspiration, in which the protagonist is split in half-the "he" represents the rational, scientific mind; the "I" is a mystic romantic, deeply imbued with muse lore ranging from Fanny Brawne to Cerddwen to the Ur-poet Enheduanna's goddess Inanna. New World and Old World mythologies are intertwined. Eventually, the split protagonist reintegrates and finds that both sides are seeking the same thing.
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Alms for Oblivion: A Poem in Seven Parts

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Overview

Alms for Oblivion is a 400-line quest poem, seeking the roots of inspiration, in which the protagonist is split in half-the "he" represents the rational, scientific mind; the "I" is a mystic romantic, deeply imbued with muse lore ranging from Fanny Brawne to Cerddwen to the Ur-poet Enheduanna's goddess Inanna. New World and Old World mythologies are intertwined. Eventually, the split protagonist reintegrates and finds that both sides are seeking the same thing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609400965
  • Publisher: Wings Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Bryce Milligan is an award-winning author, teacher, book designer, editor, anthologist, publisher and singer/songwriter. He is also a luthier, sculptor, occasional artist, and rare book collector.  Milligan is the author of four historical novels for young adults, five collections of poetry and one of recorded songs, six produced one-act plays, and over 2,000 articles, chapters, introductions and reviews.  He was the founding editor of two literary magazines, Pax: A Journal for Peace through Culture and Vortex: A Critical Review.  He has also edited nearly twenty books, including the anthologies Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry (Putnam/Riverhead, 1995) and ¡Floricanto Sí! A Collection of  Latina Poetry, (Penguin, 1998). Recent publications include two illustrated children’s books, Brigid’s Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story (Eerdmans Publishing, 2002) and The Prince of Ireland and the Three Magic Stallions (Holiday House, 2003). Milligan’s poetry includes: Daysleepers & Other Poems (1984), Litany Sung at Hell’s Gate (1990), From Inside the Tree (1990), Working the Stone (1993), and Alms for Oblivion (2003). A CD of his songs will be released in 2011. brycemilligan.com
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