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A Map of the Territory Nigel Forde

A Map of the Territory

Nigel Forde

Published April 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781903039694
Paperback
64 pages
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 About the Book 

Nigel Forde is fascinated by things in the process of change: music, the momentary epiphany, the precarious balance of twilight rather than night or day. The poems, written over a period of years, meditate on memory and landscape: in the unremarkable and evanescent lives can find their greatest clarity. Two central sequences, A Map of the Territory and Touchstones, express ways of remaking memories in language. Touchstones, a Hungarian sonnet sequence, explores the creative possibilities of strict poetic forms. A Map of the Territory attempts both truth to events and to what distance has made of them. The collection maps a landscape and the mind that it has shaped.