A Fool's Errand by Dermot Healy

By Dermot Healy

Dermot Healy's fourth assortment provides itself as a book-length poem that charts the once a year migrations of millions of barnacle ducks among their breeding grounds in Greenland and their wintry weather quarters on an island beside his domestic. part titles recommend stations on their direction: The Leavings', The Arrowhead' and The Wild Goose Chase'. From renewed pleasure as they arrive — from gaggle to skein — in appealing stitches / alongside a thread' the book's formal trend monitors a brand new ability because it displays and documents the tale of 2 houses' and the shapes and sounds in their marvellous exercises. yet A Fool's Errand is additionally a research of destiny. Framed via the funerals of pals, the poem yields grave classes via attribute epiphanies, scintillating poetry, and the tune performed by means of the orchestra of memory'.

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