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By Dermot Healy

Dermot Healy's fourth assortment offers itself as a book-length poem that charts the yearly migrations of millions of barnacle ducks among their breeding grounds in Greenland and their iciness quarters on an island beside his domestic. part titles recommend stations on their path: The Leavings', The Arrowhead' and The Wild Goose Chase'. From renewed pleasure as they arrive — from gaggle to skein — in attractive stitches / alongside a thread' the book's formal trend screens a brand new ability because it displays and documents the tale of 2 houses' and the shapes and sounds in their marvellous workouts. yet A Fool's Errand can be a learn of destiny. Framed through the funerals of buddies, the poem yields grave classes via attribute epiphanies, scintillating poetry, and the tune performed via the orchestra of memory'.

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