Obligations of Voice (Paperback)

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If we are to speak, what is it we must speak? If we are allowed to speak, what is it we must say? Who constitutes the 'we' that speaks? Anne Elvey's new collection frames such questions against the contemporary world and its multiple challenges. These poems in turn explore environmental encounters, subtle and overt expressions of the political, the elisions of history, the embodiment of the world and the nature of grace, through poetry sharply attuned to its subject matter. For Elvey, poetry has an obligation not only to chart intimate moments, but also to draw those moments towards the numinous matter of our Earthy habitats.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780645008937
ISBN-10: 0645008931
Publisher: Recent Work Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 98
Language: English