When the Tree Falls
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Jane Clarke's lyrically eloquent poems bear witness to the rhythms of birth and death, celebration and mourning, endurance and regrowth. An elegiac sequence, inspired by the loss of her father, moves gracefully through this second collection. Rooted in the everyday and backlit by mystery, here are poems to savour and return to, for the pleasure of finely honed lines that powerfully evoke the depth of our connections to people, place and nature. Jane Clarke's first collection, The River, was published by Bloodaxe in 2015 to both critical and public acclaim. When the Tree Falls is shortlisted for two of Ireland's premier literary awards, the Irish Times/Poetry Now Award 2020 and the Farmgate Caf National Poetry Award 2020.
Bloodaxe Books, 9781780374802, 64pp.
Publication Date: November 26, 2019