Liminal Blue by Theodore Deppe. Arlen House, 2016.
Description: Liminal Blue, Theodore Deppe’s sixth collection, comprises twelve shorter poems, a lyric essay on memory, train horns and loss,, and a book-length poem that begins with a swim in the North Atlantic after his father’s death. 'Little Colloquium by the Sea' is a wide-ranging meditation on the thresholds between land and sea, sleep and waking and the living and the dead. Set mostly on the coast of North Connemara, 'Little Colloquium' begins as an elegy for his parents and ends up celebrating the lives of many others including Philip Levine, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, Dermot Healy and W.G. Sebald.
Condition: New paperback.