Poetry. PRISONER OF THE SWIFTS treats themes of birth, creation, cosmology, and mortality with the lyricism and depth readers have come to expect from Skillman. Four sections weave a delicate tapestry, that of pedestrian lives overlaid and informed by the acrobatic flight of swifts. "Like Dickinson, another poet whose passionate imagination overflowed / the room' to embrace the whole universe, Skillman watches the aerial acrobatics of never-alighting swifts beyond her Victorian walls,' and discovers in them the strength of ...

Prisoner of the Swifts 2009, Ahadada Books

ISBN-13: 9780981170473

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