Dancing with Memory

by Rachael Hegarty


Dancing with Memory | 9781915022011 | Rachael Hegarty

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:01/09/2021 by Salmon Poetry


Dancing With Memory is a ballroom of memory for poet Rachael Hegarty’s mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease.

“Rachael Hegarty’s Dancing With Memory is a unique suite of poems- and of dances- where a parent’s dissipating memories are renewed and re-coloured in vivid, tender and honest verses that span a lifetime. Shot through with love, these poems not onlt recreate memories slipping away from a mother afflicted with dementia, but grow into a social portrait of Irish working class life over the past century through a mosaic of memories… It is beautifully rendered tribute to a woman whose dance card in life was always full: a compassionate collection that conjures its own soundtrack, culled from a well-lived life.” – Dermot Bulger

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