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100 1 Solie, Karen,|d1966-|eauthor.
240 10 Poems.|kSelections
245 14 The Caiplie Caves|h[electronic resource] :|bpoems /|cKaren
260 New York :|bFarrar, Straus and Giroux,|c2020.
300 1 online resource.
520 The award-winning poet Karen Solie's striking fifth
collection of poetry blends the story of a seventh-century
monk with contemporary themes of economic class,
environmentalism, and solitude in an ever-connected world
if one asks for a sign must one accept what's given'
Ethernan, an Irish missionary in the seventh century,
retreated to the Caiplie Caves on the eastern coast of
Scotland to consider life as a hermit. In The Caiplie
Caves, Karen Solie's fifth collection of poems, short-
listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize, Solie inhabits a figure
inspired by Ethernan, a man torn between the communal and
the contemplative. His story is remarkable for the
mysticism embedded in the ordinary; as Solie writes in her
preface, Ethernan is not known for supernatural feats, but
'is said to have survived for a very long time on bread
and water.' Interwoven with the voice of this figure are
poems whose subjects orbit the physical location of the
caves and join the sharply contemporary to the mythic past
: the fall of a coal-fired power station; a 'druid
shouting astrology' outside a liquor store, putting 'the
Ambien in ambience'; seabirds 'frontloaded with military
tech'; the dichotomous nature of the stinging nettle.
These are meditations on the crisis of time and change, on
class, power, and belief. Above all, these are ambitious
and exhilarating poems from one of today's most gifted
588 Title from resource description page (Recorded Books,
viewed July 07, 2020).
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650 0 Canadian poetry|y21st century.
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651 0 Scotland|xHistory|yTo 1057|vPoetry.
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