The Wind Has Robbed the Legs off a Madwoman

By (author): Agnes Walsh

A rare new book of verse from one of the most recognized and distinguished names in Newfoundland poetry and drama, Agnes Walsh. 

This exciting new collection by a beloved Newfoundland poet at the height of her craft focuses on nature and women, with strong imagery and an innate sense of line. It considers the permeable barrier between inside and outside, between self and world. These deceptively simple poems convey wisdom and a profound depth of perception in their evocation of beauty, illness, vulnerability, and place.

The poems of The Wind Has Robbed the Legs off a Madwoman draw from myth, folklore, local history, the unique dialect of Irish Newfoundland, and the edges of feminism and patriarchy. 

AUTHOR

Agnes Walsh

Born and brought up in Placentia, Newfoundland, Agnes Walsh studied folklore in Georgia (USA), before returning home and taking to writing plays, poetry and fiction founded in her love of her ancestral place. She divides her time between St. John’s and Patrick’s Cove around the Cape Shore from Placentia. In 2006 she was named the inaugural St. John’s Poet Laureate.


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A rare new book of verse from one of the most recognized and distinguished names in Newfoundland poetry and drama, Agnes Walsh. 

This exciting new collection by a beloved Newfoundland poet at the height of her craft focuses on nature and women, with strong imagery and an innate sense of line. It considers the permeable barrier between inside and outside, between self and world. These deceptively simple poems convey wisdom and a profound depth of perception in their evocation of beauty, illness, vulnerability, and place.

The poems of The Wind Has Robbed the Legs off a Madwoman draw from myth, folklore, local history, the unique dialect of Irish Newfoundland, and the edges of feminism and patriarchy. 

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Dimensions:

64 Pages
8in * 6in *
0.25kg

Published:

April 02, 2024

City of Publication:

St. John’s

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781778530166

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Women Authors

Language:

eng

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