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Allowing the Light

by (author) Mary Dalton

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Apr 1994
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The word allow has roots in the Latin verb laudare, to praise. These poems seek to allow the music of that which is muted in a world of bellowing. In Section I light plays on the veined ways of vegetation, of poetry, of eros. Section II illuminates states of alienation and longing. The fierce light of Swift bu s in Section IV; these poems lament Newfoundland's losses and celebrate its landscape, language, and culture.

About the author

Edited by Mary Dalton, Sean O'Brien, Chase Twichell, Niyi Osundare et al.

Mary Daltpon is the author of five books of poetry including Merrybegot winner of the 2005 E.J. Pratt Poetry Award. Her new collection Hooking was published Spring 2013. She is a Professor of English at Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland.

Sean O’Brien is a UK poet, critic, broadcaster, anthologist and editor. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. His poetry collection November was shortlisted for the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 2012 International Griffin Poetry Prize.

Chase Twichell is the winner of the prestigious Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award (2011) and the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award (1997). She has received numerous fellowships for her seven books of poetry.

Niyi Osundare Osundare is a Nigerian poet, playwright, essayist and scholar. He has authored 18 books of poetry. His many prizes include the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English at the University of New Orleans.

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