Launch of Kim Fahner’s new book, Emptying the ocean
Emptying the Ocean is a poetic journey based on the ancient Irish immram tales–the soul voyages taken by a woman who moves mystically through the four elements and the spirited Otherworld. Water, earth, air, and fire are woven through with imagination, inspiration, and spirit. The voice of the selkie bookends the collection, and the character of the sailor finds himself caught up in her wake. Rooted firmly in Irish myth and lore, with references to strong female figures who shapeshift and move between dimensions, there are Atlantic echoes of both Ireland and Newfoundland at work in these poems.
Photo credit : Gerry Kingsley (2021)