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If the river is hidden

If the river is hidden

Smyth, Cherry and Jordan-Baker, Craig (2022) If the river is hidden. Epoque Press, Brighton. ISBN 978-1739188108

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If the River is Hidden reflects the shape of Northern Ireland’s River Bann in a hybrid, prose and poetry form: long, sinewy poems are bridged by a lyric essay. This hybridity speaks to the third space emerging in the North, as well as how belonging starts with the words we inherit. What is hidden? The pagan past and its associations with An Bhanna, the Goddess; the Mesolithic treasures offered to the river; histories of sectarianism and division in towns on the river’s course; the pollutants destroying the ecology of the Bann; and how blood belonging streams through us, even if we no longer live in the North of Ireland, or never did.
‘If the river is hidden
So it what enters it.’

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Reviewed by the Irish Times, December 17, 2022, by Neil Hegarty
Uncontrolled Keywords: river; River Bann; Northern Ireland; pilgrimage; Irish identity; walking; belonging; Irish diaspora; ecology; pollution; ecocide; Irish literature; Irish poetry; Irish prose; fresh water; place; landscape; the Troubles; Irish history; journey writing; travel writing; hybrid writing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Drama, Theatre & Performance (DTP)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
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