Looking Up the Down Spout / Ricocheted Memories

Looking Up the Down Spout / Ricocheted Memories

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Words are a curious lot. Dog, scarf, sister, pint - all dead, static things. But put them in the service of a conjurer and they dance. Christina Quinn's magic is her ability to choreograph simple everyday observation, to have us experience these things as more than a museum. Exploring the dirt and the light of family, relationships, life as lived, and spinning it all into a revelatory universal tango. The joy of a dog rocketing between conspiring sisters; the ability of a scarf to act as a time capsule or a pint as an anchor...
Quinn's deft weaving of memoir with poetry is a celebration of making up some steps on the way home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 5mm | 109g
  • English
  • 1950433080
  • 9781950433087

Review quote

"It's a complexity of everything"

"S'ok I say you wouldn't know if you were really mad"

What this book does better than any other literary effort...it is old as dust and new as a today minted penny. Being both visual and verbal Ms. Quinn does here what how ever many other long dead or not yet born poets strive to do, she is personal and anonymous. I urge you to order and read this book, it is nectar to the eyes and ears, read them aloud, and see why those two lines make me wish I had written them. -- Dominic Albanese
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