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Murmuration

Author: A. B. Dillon
ISBN: 9781771871976 Categories: Poetry, Canadian, Women Authors
Publication Date: 15 September, 2020
Dimensions: 5 x 7.5"

A.B. Dillon’s newest collection is a hybrid of memoir and prose poetry, curated masterfully upon the physics of flock behaviour called murmuration, which uses the rule of sevens — the idea that an optimal balance can be achieved when the birds interact with about seven of their neighbors. This is the construct that is used for the poet to delve into personal loss, grief, and redemption.

These poems create reader intimacy through precision and expansiveness, revelation and inventiveness. The energy, playfulness, and acuity of the language pulls us up and into the swell of emotion, to subsume and vault us through the human condition. Murmuration is, at its core, a consideration of interconnectedness.

About the Author

A. B. Dillon is an award-winning author and educator. Her first book, Matronalia, won the 2019 Alberta Writers’ Guild Award for Poetry. ‘Miss Mercy’, a selection from this book, was long-listed for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Dillon now resides in Calgary, Alberta.

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