The Spirit Brides

Overview

This debut collection of poems weaves through worlds familiar and unfamiliar—from the poet's vanished childhood in Zimbabwe to the shops of Paris and Antwerp. Exploring an unpredictable parallel world, describing troubling modern silences, and engaging death, violence, and love, this collection combines the real and surreal to draw meaning from time and change.

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Overview

This debut collection of poems weaves through worlds familiar and unfamiliar—from the poet's vanished childhood in Zimbabwe to the shops of Paris and Antwerp. Exploring an unpredictable parallel world, describing troubling modern silences, and engaging death, violence, and love, this collection combines the real and surreal to draw meaning from time and change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857548525
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Togara Muzanenhamo is a writer whose work has appeared in the antholgy New Poetries as well as in magazines in Europe and Africa.

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Table of Contents

Captain of the lighthouse 7
The pale saint 8
Nationalist archives 9
Smoke 12
The craft 13
Six francs seventy-five 14
The pool 16
The laughing wood 18
Den Haag 19
Pine thicket 20
Views without buildings 21
Tea and sandwiches 23
The dawn chorus 24
Roads 25
The boy who ate clouds for tea 26
The small room 27
The shape of a thousand things 28
Skaters 29
Late night and the road 30
Helpless goodbyes 31
Excursion 32
The armchair 33
The ornithologist's daughter 34
Leaves 35
Chemins Perdus 36
The slide 37
Half untold 38
Epworth 40
The spirit brides 41
Arguments left 43
Pallbearer 44
Petals 45
Monday men 46
The conductor 47
Man in the bowler hat 48
Skin-box 49
The red room 50
Strangers 51
The last days of winter 53
Lineage 54
Photographer 56
Tomorrow 58
Oxygen 59
Aubade 60
Gumiguru 61
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