Gift Horse Paperback by Mark Callanan
Gift Horse (Signal Editions) by Callanan, Mark (2012) Paperback

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In Gift Horse the soul goes everywhere, can touch and seize on anything, but its seat is the brain, the organ of the poet’s disease and near-death.
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Largely written following a near-fatal medical emergency, this stirring collection of poetry offers the story of a young man whose gratitude at being alive is undercut by his own confusion and ambivalence. Brandishing a newly acute sense of mortality, the author emerges as a stroller of the Atlantic, stalked by terrifying sea legends, death-steeped domesticity, and the extinct Newfoundland wolf. Understated, sinister, and unsettling, this series of poems is an unforgettable offering from a budding master of the craft.

 

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Published April 1, 2012 by Vehicule Press.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Michael Lista on Nov 25 2011

In Gift Horse the soul goes everywhere, can touch and seize on anything, but its seat is the brain, the organ of the poet’s disease and near-death.

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