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As if a Raven

by Yvonne Blomer

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In these poems, Yvonne Blomer explores birds and their taming through language—the Blackbird as human soul, the Pelican as atonement, the Ostrich as cowardice, and the Raven as trickster, the nearest bird to God. She touches on mythology, biblical texts, and science to ask if poetry comes as close to damaging the wild things of the world as Audubon did in his collecting of birds to create the paintings. Mimesis, Plato argues, damages the soul, but Blomer asks: what does it do to the other creatures of the world?

About the Author
Yvonne Blomer’s poetry has been published internationally and is included in the anthologies In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar), The Fed Anthology (Anvil Press) and Mocambo Nights (Ekstasis). She has won literary awards and has been heard on BBC Radio. Bomer recently completed a Master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. The poems in a broken mirror, fallen leaf spring from her imagination and from her experiences when living for two years on the Japanese island of Kyushu. She currently resides in Victoria, BC.
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