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Review of A Possible Landscape
From E.L. Edmonds , CBRA, 1993

A Possible Landscape by Maureen Harris

Tennyson’s aged Ulysses, in looking back, exclaims “I am a part of all that I have met.” By contrast, in this book, a younger Maureen Harris looks forward, imaginatively exploring “the flavour of possibility.” Her wish “to be told into the story” is manifest throughout but is most evident in the earlier part of the book. Here her transmutation of self through fresh re-enactment of familiar stories is brilliantly conceived and expressed. She is at once a sensitive and sensuous poet. Images of color, sound, scent, taste, and, most of all, touch all contribute to a “felt in the blood” sensation of desire and longing.

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