The Ship of Birth: Poems


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The Ship of Birth records a father's responses in the time immediately before and after the birth of his child. Just as material significant to the dead is placed in a ship of death, so this ship of birth contains what is significant to the child: the wonder and trepidation of the parents, the nature of the soul, the future growth of the child. Greg Delanty's poems draw on his experiences in American and Irish cultures, using the traditional verse structures of seventeenth-century religious poets along with open modern ...

The Ship of Birth: Poems 2007, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807132180


The Ship of Birth: Poems 2003, Carcanet Press

ISBN-13: 9781903039632

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