In Sarah Maguire’s newest collection, her rich and lyrical poems travel greater distances than ever before. The title poem laments the devastation visited upon Afghanistan following decades of war. Others consider the casualties of political unrest: would-be migrants in Tangiers gazing northwards at the longed-for phantasmagoria of "Europe," and packs of wolves on the loose in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. There are intimate moments as well, as in "Landscape, with Dead Sea" where the erosion of the poet’s skin is connected to geological transformations at the earth’s core. This is a moving and powerful collection of work.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
Sarah Maguire is the founder and director of the Poetry Translation Center at the University of London and cotranslated Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi's A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear. She has published three previous collections of poetry, The Florist’s at Midnight, The Invisible Mender, and Spilt Milk, as well as the anthology Flora Poetica.