Playing the Octopus

Playing the Octopus

In Playing the Octopus, her eighth collection of poems, Mary O'Malley's sensitivity to the spirit of Ireland's west coast is as attuned as ever. In a world both earthen and dreamlike, bodily and mythical, a trout is seen to 'swallow light through his skin', a wolf 'howls the great open vowel of his need', and in the emptiness where a tree once stood, 'a tree-shaped brightness dances'. Over the course of the collection, O'Malley twins the Irish west coast with the… (more)

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Publisher: Carcanet Poetry (August 15, 2016)

Parent ISBN: 9781784102807

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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