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Find A Place That Could Pass For Home

Authors: Glenn Shea

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781907056543

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Find A Place That Could Pass For Home consists of poems selected from three decades of writing. They draw largely on a sense of places lived and sights seen - from the rooms of the poet Machado in Segovia to sheep-shearing in the Scottish Highlands. Taking in his home territory in New England and a memorial to death camp victims in Paris. "What the world is, we did not suspect." There are encounters and characters: a visionary local, the wife of a terrorist, a dying man recalling the words of Homer, a Shin Buddhist mendicant, and poems of friendship and romantic loss: "Even of our few words, given / who spoke them, nothing is waste."

Glenn Shea was born and has lived most of his life in Connecticut. He has worked in the library of a cancer clinic, the French department of a foreign-language bookshop, washed dishes in the Scottish Highlands, gone to pilgrim's mass in Santiago and eaten really good Tex-Mex in Chengdu. He has read his poetry in venues ranging from the Harvard Divinity School to Shakespeare and Company, Paris. He is living for the moment in an old farmhouse in Uncasville and works with a group of Illuminati in a huge used-book shop in Niantic, Connecticut. After two chapbooks, Find A Place That Could Pass For Home is his first full-length collection.
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