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Straddle / David Cavanagh

Straddle

By: David Cavanagh

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“Anything to declare?” asks the border guard. Oh my.  Where to begin? The poems in Straddle, David Cavanagh’s fourth collection, explore the perils and possibilities in living on borders, both physical and psychic. They probe the inner/outer balance we all struggle to maintain.  They straddle the challenges of daily life, try to reconcile contrad...
ISBN 978-1-910669-08-2
Pub Date Friday, March 13, 2015
Cover Image Kevin R Eberle – Crossing the Des Moines www.KevinEberle.com
Page Count 66
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“Anything to declare?”
asks the border guard.
Oh my.  Where to begin?

The poems in Straddle, David Cavanagh’s fourth collection, explore the perils and possibilities in living on borders, both physical and psychic. They probe the inner/outer balance we all struggle to maintain.  They straddle the challenges of daily life, try to reconcile contradictions, and find a measure of grace.  Whether dealing with love, the environment, loss of loved ones, gun violence, relations between nations, or email from the Beyond, the poems brim with fresh language and clear vision. 

“David Cavanagh’s poems straddle birth and death, joy and sadness, health and sickness, youth and age, male and female, seriousness and humour with deft handling astride his own Pegasus.”                        

Greg Delanty
author of The Blind Stitch and The Ship of Birth

David Cavanagh

The Somnambulist and the Good Life is David Cavanagh’s fifth collection of poems. Earlier books include Straddle, Falling Body, and The Middleman, all published by Salmon Poetry, and Cycling in Plato’s Cave, from Fomite Press. David’s poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K.  Born and raised in Montreal, he lives in Burlington, Vermont, where for many years he was an associate dean at Johnson State College (now Northern Vermont University).  

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