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Tigers on the Silk Road

Tigers on the Silk Road

by Katherine Gallagher

Divided into five sections, each contributing to a collage which explores the themes of identity and belonging, this collection is a powerful, personal journey through the contrasting landscapes of the physical and inner worlds.

This book is a beautifully polished brown seed, and there's a strong big tree inside it.

Les Murray

In Tigers on the Silk Road, Katherine Gallagher is writing at top flight. The poems are by turns tender, then bleak, always open to the many emotional and geographical landscapes they cover. Many countries are visited in these poems, and many sensibilities. Love lost, love gained, growth and motherhood, the fragmented identity. It's a very modern book, the writings of a traveller who investigates geographical, political and moral dislocations of the self and the heart.

Jo Shapcott

72 pages
ISBN 1 900072 47 5
Published January 2000

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