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Splitting Off Triny Finlay

Splitting Off

Triny Finlay

Published March 23rd 2004
ISBN : 9780889711983
Paperback
88 pages
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 About the Book 

Triny Finlays debut collection of poetry is a meditation on the selfs negotiation with the material world. Finlay pushes poetic form and language, creating images of love and loss that are at once playful and profoundly disturbing. The poems inMoreTriny Finlays debut collection of poetry is a meditation on the selfs negotiation with the material world. Finlay pushes poetic form and language, creating images of love and loss that are at once playful and profoundly disturbing. The poems in this collection are rife with metaphorical leaps and unexpected associations: the troubled self as conjoined twins or as a flatiron building- the predatory lover as axe-wielding gardener- coming-of-age as a surgical procedure. Blurring the line between subject and object, the voices in these poems explore individual experience from multiple points of view, never privileging any one possibility. These voices fill the book with startling discoveries of conflict and hope, simultaneously stitching and ripping the fabric of female identity.