Stone Postcard

Author(s): Paul Magee


The title poem in Stone Postcard is a passionate drama that thinks through the close kinship of solace and trauma, something neither private nor public, and always waiting. The book as a whole moves with that spacious idea. The focus is intense, as you might expect. The tone, at the same time, is often laconic.There are two Parts. The first, starting with a birth and fractured family, has an intimate scope; the second carries questions of belonging out to wider horizons. Paul Magee's variety takes in a policeman embracing an exploding man in Iraq, the international committee that met to recalibrate the metre in 1983, a keyhole view, a toddler at the beach, visits to an office of Employment Plus, and to New Jersey. Virgil's detailed, horrific account of war's chaos in the siege of Latium unfolds a nine-page climax to the book.


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General Fields

  • : 9780980852394
  • : John Leonard Press
  • : John Leonard Press
  • : June 2014
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 14.50 cmmm X 0.40 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Magee
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 60