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Maureen Mulhern

Available only as an ebook.

Wesleyan New Poets

1987 • 56 pp. 6 x 8"

$12.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7614-9

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Poems of perception

A parallax (the apparent displacement or change caused by the position of observation; alteration—Oxford English Dictionary) is a perception. The perspective here radically shifts from a person perceiving to a person interpreting. Maureen Mulhern builds on images: a fish twisting at the tail, the merciless rain, a cold translucent hand; and these images gather into a cyclical, fluid perception: “such complete light passing/Through two bodies; a moment/of suspension, efore a wave leans/Into the next wave, descending back, a slight/Vertigo of gravity between us.”

Reviews / Endorsements

“Rich, fabulous, and brave poems.” Marvin Bell

MAUREEN MULHERN was born in Birmingham, England, and emigrated to the United States in 1964. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has an MFA from the University of Iowa. She received a Yaddo Fellowship in 1986.

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