An Aviary of Small Birds

Karen McCarthy Woolf

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An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after long labour, the baby's heart gives out. However, just as grief is not linear, so too the book follows an emotional rather than a chronological arc. Ultimately, it is a closely felt connection with nature that allows the author to transcend the experience and honour the spirit of her son.

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  • Author: Karen McCarthy Woolf
  • Publisher: Carcanet
  • ISBN: 9781906188146