Trespasser

Overview

With craggy Celtic metaphysics and perfect linguistic pitch, R. T. Smith evokes the landscape, culture, and history of Ireland and the New World through the eyes and ears of an outsider. Words matter to Smith, and the language of these poems is knotty and precise, blazing into moments of recognition with the elliptical testimony and spare light of every day objects. The collection arcs with rigorous unity of vision from the secular to the heights of spiritual rapture, until the demarcation between world and ...
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Overview

With craggy Celtic metaphysics and perfect linguistic pitch, R. T. Smith evokes the landscape, culture, and history of Ireland and the New World through the eyes and ears of an outsider. Words matter to Smith, and the language of these poems is knotty and precise, blazing into moments of recognition with the elliptical testimony and spare light of every day objects. The collection arcs with rigorous unity of vision from the secular to the heights of spiritual rapture, until the demarcation between world and spirit finally begins to blur. Surely, this book suggests, between world and spirit there is, for those who can see, no demarcation at all. Trespasser is a dazzling, passionate collection, certain to delight and move any reader who has an ear for the music of language played by a virtuoso.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807120538
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Pages: 65
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Stolen Measures 3
Jumble Sale 5
Waterford 7
Mushrooms 9
Lucia 11
The Magdalene 14
Tourist 17
Saint Patrick's 20
Breves from The Book of Kells 22
Before the Breakup 23
Leabai 25
Passage to Kilronin 26
Wrenboys 27
End of Summer, City of the Tribes 28
Siuil a Run 30
Poteen 32
Meithiel 34
Black Shawl 36
Perfect 37
Angels 39
Conviction 40
The Uses of Enchantment 41
Teresa 42
Halcion 43
Last Things 45
Sect 46
The Convert 51
Gristle and Heron 53
Saint Gristle Nocturne 54
Gristlewolf 55
Gristle Trout 57
Gristle Teasel, Gristle Bear 59
Gristle Stoat 60
Orchard 61
Gristle and Sheela-na-Gig 62
The Hard Word 64
Gristle Epitaph 65
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