The Water Between Us - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)
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The Water Between Us - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 31/10/1999
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A poetic examination of cultural fragmentation, and the exile's struggle to reconcile the disparate and often conflicting influences of the homeland and adopted country. The book also centres on other kinds of physical and emotional distances such as those between the colonizers and the colonized.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822957102
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The poems in The Water Between Us work to a compelling cumulative effect. . . . McCallum s poems investigate childhood through the speaker s engagement in the excavation of a literal and figurative prelapsarian garden. . . The poems possess a layered allusiveness; they are both discovery and invention. This work incorporates fairy tale and myth to enlarge upon and dramatize its narrative, which is rendered in simple, clear, almost transparent language. . . . This is an arresting new voice, it sings like a surf rupturing herself again and again .
--"Boston Review""
Shara McCallum is well launched. Her first book, "The Water Between Us" is beautiful, a weak word to describe such strong poems but beautiful they are, sad and happy, amusing and sobering in their telling of identity, of grief and of pride. She has chosen wisely not to footnote or explain the words peculiar to her culture. She leaves the reader to learn from the rhythm of them all that matters, to absorb them as a child would her own language that leans not on grammar but on sound. She may be young but she is far from immature.
"--Poetlore""
McCallum s poems are startling in their breadth of experience and language . . . [they] wrestle with her own history as well as with our accepted history, and while her answers are not always pleasant, they are never without truth stolen from lies, beauty wrenched from pain.
" Smartish Pace""
"Shara McCallum is well launched. Her first book, The Water Between Us is beautiful, a weak word to describe such strong poems but beautiful they are, sad and happy, amusing and sobering in their telling of identity, of grief and of pride. She has chosen wisely not to footnote or explain the words peculiar to her culture. She leaves the reader to learn from the rhythm of them all that matters, to absorb them as a child would her own language that leans not on grammar but on sound. She may be young but she is far from immature."
--Poetlore
"McCallum's poems are startling in their breadth of experience and language . . . [they] wrestle with her own history as well as with our accepted history, and while her answers are not always pleasant, they are never without truth stolen from lies, beauty wrenched from pain."
--Smartish Pace
"The poems in The Water Between Us work to a compelling cumulative effect. . . . McCallum's poems investigate childhood through the speaker's engagement in the excavation of a literal and figurative prelapsarian garden. . . The poems possess a layered allusiveness; they are both discovery and invention. This work incorporates fairy tale and myth to enlarge upon and dramatize its narrative, which is rendered in simple, clear, almost transparent language. . . . This is an arresting new voice, it sings like a 'surf rupturing herself again and again'."
--Boston Review

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