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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman

Books about place, magic, Faeries, Ireland, sex, God, and love

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New Orleans as It Was
Charles "Pie" Dufour, Henry C. Castellanos
New Orleans after the Civil War
Justin A. Nystrom
Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (complete: First & Second Series)
Isabella Augusta Persse (Lady Gregory)
Bright Dead Things: Poems
Ada Limon
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson
Desire: Poems
Frank Bidart
Selected Poems 1976-2012
Jorie Graham
An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry
Wes Davis (Editor)
I Am An Executioner: Love Stories
Rajesh Parameswaran
An Artist of the Floating World
Kazuo Ishiguro

The Halo

The Halo - C. Dale Young This is a powerful collection of poems based on the image of a boy-angel all too human and blessed with wings. Confounding the presentation is an accident in which the poems' narrator was nearly killed by a drunk driver and "lost days"--as well a a certain innocence. Young depicts a dazzling array of emotion: secret pride, deep shame, self-destructive anger, and a fascination with human form. The halo is both the Neck brace post-accident as well as the angelic halo befitting a man with wings, an almost angel, almost god. Searing imagery permeates throughout and Young never loses control or lets his imagery stray from focus on angels and wings and difference. Magnificent short collection and extra kudos for the many Boston references!