Declaration

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Launched at KEATS HOUSE on Tuesday 16th February, 2016

Declaration is Dawn Wood’s third collection, taking inspiration from the Hebrew of Genesis and the Psalms, using motifs of water – spring, river, cosmic ocean – and an ark. These poems include ghazals and sonnets and are drawn from meditations on persistent carved symbols of language; here the reader is invited to imagine with Utnapishtim – the flood-hero of Gilgamesh – his boat; to sail deeper and deeper down into that dream-world where the meaning of things seems to slip past, almost unnoticed, were it not for certain interruptions – the gleaming of days, the scent of a ridge of gorse, the barking of an old dog, the thundering from a Cathedral pulpit below a ceiling shaped like an upturned boat.

Dawn Wood's first collection Quarry, was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

Her pamphlet, Connoisseur, and her second collection, Ingathering, are also published by Templar Poetry.

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