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Refuge At Desoto Bend (Salmon Poetry) by Eamonn Wall
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2004
Publisher Salmon Publishing
ISBN 1903392365 ISBN13 9781903392362
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More About Eamonn Wall
EAMONN WALL teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is vice-president of the American Conference of Irish Studies and author of "From the Sin-e Cafe to the Black Hills, winner of the Michael J. Durkan Prize.
Eamonn Wall currently resides in the state of Nebraska. Eamonn Wall was born in 1955.
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Refuge at DeSoto Bend Aug 6, 2008
Eamonn Wall possesses a bright eye for detail--a preacher on a plaza in New Mexico, a juke box in a Courtown café, the arrangement of objects in a window in Co. Sligo, pine needles covered in snow in South Dakota--and it is frequently from these visual images that the poems in his fourth collection take flight. More than anything else, Refuge at De Soto Bend celebrates the joys and heartaches of time spent intensely in the light. One of the many striking themes in this collection, and in much of Eamonn Wall's acclaimed work, is migration and the search for material and emotional shelter and refuge in unfamiliar locations. In "The Wexford Container Tragedy," both refugees and locals grieve and seek to come to terms with a new world born out of tragedy. Eamonn Wall, himself an emigrant, recasts the Irish experience of emigration in the light of a new phenomenon: emigration to Ireland. Here is a poet in tune with origins, dislocations, and the quiet moments that crave for description. Eamonn Wall observes and describes a complex world. He listens and records for us some of the resonant truths this bright life reveals about nature, family, memory, hunger, and public and private life in contemporary Ireland and America.
About the Poet
Eamonn Wall, born and raised in Co. Wexford, has lived in the US since 1982 and is now settled in Missouri. His poetry collections are Dyckman--200th Street (1994), Iron Mountain Road (1997), and The Crosses (2000), all published by Salmon. From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills (2000), a volume of essays on the Irish Diaspora, received the Michael J. Durkan Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies for excellence in scholarship. Eamonn Wall teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.