POEMS FROM THE BURNT WOODS

By Boyd Chubbs

A land is ravaged by fire and seeks each season to repair itself. From it rise berry bushes, shrubs, but other, more tender, growth may not revitalize. This volume of poems comes from such a place, a landscape that is physical, psychic, mythic. In it are angels and ravens, messengers and witnesses, walkers of barrens, lovers and seekers, children and musicians. From the coast of Labrador to the streets of Dublin, these poems explore the connections between internal and external landscapes, and those moments in time when connections are as visible as shifts of light. Chubbs’ landscapes are both familiar and magical, and through them runs a voice that connects the stories of their inhabitants–past,present and future.

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