Doggerland: Ancestral Poems
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Bird Years is a book of false memories and myth — and recollection and revelation excavated out of the King's unconscious, the pieces laid out and puzzled over. It sifts through the shards of a childhood — the remnants carried forward into adulthood as tokens of the past yet they are a heavy weight, poorly distributed, and shouldered such that one is
Winner of the 2013 Off the Grid Press Poetry Prize, Doggerland: Ancestral Poems is essentially an Irish history, an imagined and mythical family chronicle spanning 30,000 years, from our beginnings in East Africa, through the great migration – thereafter out of western Asia and across Europe to Doggerland, and eventually through Great Britain into
hunched low as we meet ourselves on the road. What is it of the frightened boy stays with us, running parallel to the running man? This is a grand meander through the daunting piecework of making a life.
Ireland. The book begins in the mud of the Cambrian Sea, and ends with a woman’s migration out of Ireland in the early 20th century.