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Em Strang - Bird-Woman


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Em Strang - Bird-Woman

Published 2016. Paperback, 80pp, 8.5x5.5ins
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Winner of the Saltire Award for the Best Scottish Poetry Book of the Year, 2017.
Shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre's Prize for the Best First Collection, 2017.
"Em Strang’s poetry reminds us that right dwelling is not just a theoretical or ideological concern; it must also be rooted in the gravity that structures everything, rich in the old pagan knowledge and unafraid to find a home for what we do not fully understand. Bird-Woman is a delicious collection, a book to be savoured in the fullest sense."  —John Burnside
"Em Strang's poems are shamanic, in that they restore to us abandoned mythologies.  Nothing is stable in this very real world, where houses can become birds, where the animal lies shallowly below the surface of the human, where poems are haunted with what is unsaid. An 'old throat from the other side', full of bewilderment, concern, passion and beauty."  —Jen Hadfield

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