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The Willing Eye

by Tracy Ryan

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About the Book

Tracy Ryan’s The Willing Eye is a book open to the shocks and pleasures of seeing and daily life. It is driven less by a turning away from ‘the life indoors’ (so powerfully harnessed in her previous work) than by a fascination with the shifting and precarious boundaries between self and world.
In these poems the nettle sting, the splinter, the milk tooth and the lovebite, the act of translation, are borderline experiences that become sacramental, whilst physical states like myopia, childbirth, speed and prostration create their own knowledge as vital as what the eye takes in and the heart grieves over.

Categories
Poetry, Award Winning
Publication Year
1999
Edition
1st
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2000)

ISBN13
9781863682398
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
88
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