Megan's Guitar: And Other Poems from Acadie

Megan's Guitar: And Other Poems from Acadie

by Darrell Bourque
     
 

Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie is both poetic inquiry and poetic exploration. The collection is arranged as a diptych: the first and third sections are a mirroring of the ideas of settlement, displacement, migration, and identity, but mostly they are inquiries into the movements and habitations of the migratory heart, "Acadie tropicale" largely

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Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie is both poetic inquiry and poetic exploration. The collection is arranged as a diptych: the first and third sections are a mirroring of the ideas of settlement, displacement, migration, and identity, but mostly they are inquiries into the movements and habitations of the migratory heart, "Acadie tropicale" largely references life in modern southern Acadia while "Acadie du nord" is an attempt to tell the story of the eighteenth-century northern Acadian experience through predominantly historical figures who survived displacement and attempts at erasure. The hinge section suggests that song is both catalyst and clarifier, a requisite antidote to the calcifying lines every history has a tendency to draw around itself if not examined and re-examined in every way imaginable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935754244
Publisher:
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
91
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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