Straddle

David Cavanagh

The poems in Straddle, David Cavanagh's fourth collection, explore the perils and possibilities in living on borders, both physical and psychic. Brimming with fresh language and clear vision, these poems suggest that we are all border dwellers.
Date Published :
September 2015
Publisher :
Salmon Poetry
Language:
English
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781910669082
Pages : 66
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The poems in Straddle, David Cavanagh's fourth collection, explore the perils and possibilities in living on borders, both physical and psychic. Cavanagh is a dual citizen who lives near the U.S./Canadian line; the poems suggest that we are all border dwellers. They probe the inner/outer balance we all struggle to maintain. They straddle the challenges of daily life, try to reconcile contradictions, and find a measure of grace. Whether dealing with love, the environment, loss of loved ones, gun violence, frozen lakes, Canada-U.S. relations, or email from God, the poems brim with fresh language and clear vision. David Cavanagh lives in Burlington, Vermont. "Cavanagh's best poems achieve not only clarity but also a poignancy that derives from simple wisdom expressed with great vividness and grace."--World Literature Today

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