Published by Dedalus Press
Geomantic is the new exhilarating collection from Paula Meehan, stepping away from the narrative form she has made her own, instead building out of glimpses and fragments something that is considerably more than its parts. Comprised of eighty-one 9-line poems, this collection is both a free-form dance with and, at once, a controlled meditation on the nature of memory, community, love and poetry itself. Meehan's celebration of the power of dream and of song is neither escape nor hermetic retreat, but a means to navigate "the long night's journey into day". A true citizen poet, Meehan's work begins in intimate feeling but is ever-focused on the world.
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