Kathleen Rooney's Rattlin'

July 22, 2009

"These are dreams of being lost, of risking everything, losing the self, running away"

In the most recent issue of RATTLE Poetry for the 21st Century, Marilyn McCabe gave a superbly kind and welcoming review of Kathleen Rooney's book Oneiromance (an epithamalion).

"The poems encourage us to laugh, however ruefully, at our own dreams of falling, our own cartoonesque backpedaling in the face of the demands of commitment – whether to another person or to life in general. In the end, as Rooney says, shrugging: 'C’est la vie. C’est la guerre. C’est Septembre. C’est l’amour.' "

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