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By David Havird
In the poem that opens this career-spanning odyssey, a blind weaver, who's without delay a grandmotherly Penelope and a Homeric bard, “maps you home”—home eventually, because the concluding poem finds, to the Swamp Fox-haunted lowlands of Havird’s local South. alongside the way in which, which threads via Hardy’s Wessex, the Greece of Homer and Seferis, and Jack London’s Valley of the Moon, we take our bearings in “elliptical” terrain, as Rosanna Warren describes the common setting—landscapes via whose gaps emerge the ghosts of reminiscence and fable to interact the residing in scenes of limitless moment.
In Map Home, as in Havird’s award-winning chapbook, Penelope’s Design—but amply here—“the stories of ‘a dream-disheveled baby’ within the Deep South unfold,” as Eleanor Wilner observes, “into the meditative travels of the literary guy in stylish poems riddled with starlight.”
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