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The Hudson Letter Derek Mahon

The Hudson Letter

Derek Mahon

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780916390709
Paperback
64 pages
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Out of this absence he writes from lower Manhattan, addressing, in ramble or vigil, his absent lover, his children in London, Auden, Yeasts father, and other cosmic vagrants, clutching our bits and pieces, arrogant in dereliction. In the eighteenMoreOut of this absence he writes from lower Manhattan, addressing, in ramble or vigil, his absent lover, his children in London, Auden, Yeasts father, and other cosmic vagrants, clutching our bits and pieces, arrogant in dereliction. In the eighteen sections of The Hudson Letter, the gabble of a dockside bar, voices of a recycled Sappho and of an Irish immigrant girl reassuring her mother in Inishannon, and the midwinter, allnight sounds of the City intersperse with the voice of the poet - lively, witty, poignant, elegiac, humane, and thoroughly human. The Hudson Letter is prefaced by four new poems in different voices.