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Earth Music by Eithne Lannon

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon (Turas Press, 2019)

Poetry might be thought of as an endeavour to explore the congruence between two sensitivities: a contemplation of experience - Wordsworth’s ‘emotion recalled in tranquillity’ -; but equally an openness to the possibilities inherent in language, both semantic and auditory. If either of these sensitivities is lacking, or lazy, the resulting verse will tend to be bland and hackneyed. One of the strengths of Eithne Lannon’s impressive debut c...

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