news | Friday October 28, 2022

“Tracery” is Here!

Lyric and distilled, Tracery, the latest collection from Edward Byrne has arrived!

Tracery pays loving homage to what is noticed: the wind; dreams; mornings; an old, familiar neighbourhood, which is constantly in flux and in motion; love. Byrne’s poems are evocative, imagistic, and philosophical. From “Morning Songs”:

“Morning after morning
the residue of dreams
inches toward noon

The light dwindles
in proportion
to the distance
it travels”

Byrne’s poems barge into the arena of classic and modernist literary works, incorporating and reworking them – translating them – with little regard for what is generally considered genius, and with an ever-present critique, but also with a constantly renewable sense of wonder and humility.

Copies of Tracery are available here.

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