bind, a waking book by C. Murray

Poethead

They and I,
O how far we have fallen!
Just to burn here. 

 

You can now order bind viaTuras Press

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bind cover photograph is © Christian Caller, original artwork Bound / Boundless © Salma Ahmad Caller

from theIrish Times

I am a poet without a landscape, a woman poet without a narrative heritage. I began tracing the huge startling landscape of US and European women’s poetry while in college. I could not find its equivalent here in Ireland. bind reflects the facts of absence and fragmentation in my poetry landscape, and the absence of women poets in our cultural narrative. bind is a book-length poem loosely divided into chapters. These chapters act as boundaries within the action of the poem and provide gateways to differing aspects of the processes inherent in bind. The title of the book takes its name from the triple hyphenation that occurs…

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