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As if a Raven

As if a Raven is a poetry collection by Yvonne Blomer.

Yvonne Blomer

In these poems, Yvonne Blomer explores birds and their taming through language — the Blackbird as human soul, the Pelican as atonement, the Ostrich as cowardice and the Raven as trickster, the nearest bird to God. She touches on mythology, biblical texts and science to ask if poetry comes as close to damaging the wild things of the world as Audubon did in his collecting of birds to create the paintings. Mimesis, Plato argues, damages the soul, but Blomer asks: what does it do to the other creatures of the world? (From Palimpest Press)

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