Thin Air of the Knowable


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Poetry. In her first collection, THIN AIR OF THE KNOWABLE, the physical landscapes of Wendy Donawa's life--West Coast, Caribbean, prairies--ground many of her poems and often reflect the inner geography of her preoccupations. A road-trip poem moves from prairie winter, "an icy scatter of gravel / the moving centre of this unpeopled world," past a cattle liner on its way to the slaughter house, but it also passes beneath the sky's "blazing scroll of light," and magpies "flashing black and teal in the sun." Landscape also ...

Thin Air of the Knowable 2017, Brick Books

ISBN-13: 9781771314602

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