The Water's Edge

Halter, Ardyn
October 2007
European Judaism;Autumn2007, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p171
Academic Journal
This book The Water's Edge is about meetings of words and images. The poems included are by contemporary poets: Seamus Heaney; Paul Muldoon; Geoffrey Hill; Jamie McKendrick; Don Paterson; Michael Longley; Stephen Romer; Gabriel Levin; Robin Robertson and Jennie Feldman. Common to all is a sense of water as an element primary in the emotional or intellectual consciousness of the writer. The images are not illustrations to the poems nor are the poems descriptive of the images. They are placed in tandem, sharing a common response to the primacy of the element of water.


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