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Where the Lost Things Go

Where the Lost Things Go

by Anne Casey


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This collection of poems, by Irish Australian poet Casey, traces the experience of losing oneself through life's most formative journeys - from child to parent and rural-dweller to urbanite, against the backdrop of voluntary exile from one's homeland. The poems capture the raw emotions surrounding universal themes of loss, betrayal, dislocation and the emergence of hope.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910669907
Publisher: Salmon Poetry
Publication date: 08/20/2017
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Originally from west Clare in Ireland, and living in Sydney, Australia, Anne Casey is an award-winning poet and writer. Over a 25-year career, she has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. Anne is Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory literary journals (Swinburne University, Melbourne). Her writing and poetry rank in The Irish Times newspaper’s Most-Read.

She has won or been shortlisted for poetry prizes in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia – including the Henry Lawson Poetry Competition 2018 – Traditional Verse (Australia); the Women’s National Book Association Poetry Competition 2018 (USA); Hennessy New Irish Writing 2015 and 2017 (Ireland); Cúirt International Poetry Prize 2017 (Ireland); Overton Poetry Prize 2019 (UK); Bedford International Writing Competition 2018 (UK); and the Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland Literary Competition. She was longlisted for the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize 2018.

Anne passionately believes that every poem, like all art, should leave you changed by the experience. Her poems feature internationally in newspapers, magazines, journals, anthologies, broadcasts, podcasts, music albums, stage shows and art exhibitions – Quiddity, Entropy, The Irish Times, The Canberra Times, apt, Cordite, The Murmur House, Papaya Press, Eureka Street, The Incubator, FourXFour (Poetry Northern Ireland), The Honest Ulsterman, Déraciné, The Stony Thursday Book, The Australian Poetry Collaboration, Into The Void Magazine, ROPES, Autonomy anthology, Plumwood Mountain, Abridged, Verity La, The Monologue Adventure, the Poetry Pharmacy, The Poets’ Republic and Burning House Press among others. She is author of where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017, 2nd ed 2018).

Anne holds a Law Degree from University College Dublin and qualifications in Media Communications.

Website: Twitter: @1annecasey

Table of Contents

Where the lost things go 11

In memoriam I Made in Miltown Malbay 12

In memoriam II The draper 13

In memoriam III On my word 15

In memoriam IV The lady in waiting 18

In memoriam V Lawful wedded 20

In memoriam VI Collusion 21

In memoriam VII Abandoned 23

In memoriam VIII Rural economy 24

In memoriam IX Spilt milk 25

In memoriam X Going, going, gone 27

In memoriam XI Giving way 29

In memoriam XII Final restitution 31

In memoriam XIII Afloat 32

In memoriam XIV Plus ça change 34

In memoriam XV Dancing in the moonlight 35

Credos 36

Open letter I Dear Father 38

Open letter II Dear Jack 39

Open letter III Dear Joe 40

Open letter IV Dear children 41

Someone else's business 43

Growing pains 44

Morning flight 45

Denial 46

Infusion 47

Correspondence 48

If you say so 49

Insomnia 50

Smörgåsbord 51

Made 53

The unwelcome house guest 54

Patina 55

Metaphoric rise 56

i Rousting 56

ii Ravening 56

iii A new religion 56

iv Aftermath 56

v In the bay 57

vi Paradox lost 57

Up next 58

What hope? 59

Peekaboo 60

No-one will hear 61

Red hot sting 62

Lost and found 64

Lost in space 65

If you're lucky 66

Perspective 68

Morning rush I 69

Morning rush II 70

Morning rush III 71

Known associate 72

Astir 73

The Lady Angophora 74

Grounded 75

Palm Cove parade 76

Crepuscular stirrings 77

Days like today 79

Between ebb and flow 80

Inversion 81

Transfusion 82

Gone 83

Into the west 85

Suspension 86

Wayfare 87

Seagull dreaming 88

Mirror, mirror in the hall 89

Nowhere people 90

Year's end at Our Lady of Dolours 91

Christmas kisses 92

Homing 93

Come and find me 94

About the author 96

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