AN AVIARY OF SMALL BIRDS by Karen McCarthy Woolf

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AN AVIARY OF SMALL BIRDS by Karen McCarthy Woolf

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88 Pages
©2014

Publisher: Oxford Poets
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An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after long labour, the baby's heart gives out. However, just a grief is not linear, so too the book follows an emotional rather than a chronological arc. Ultimately, it is a closely felt connection with nature that allows the author to transcend the experience and honour the spirit of her son.  

[McCarthy Woolf has] a powerful command of form and rhythm.—Alan Brownjohn, Poetry Review

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