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The New Faces of Belfast

 

A Chapbook from Anchor & Plume Press

 

In this new collection of poems from his time in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jeffrey Thomson explores the deep layerings of history—from the early king of Ireland and the beginnings of the Troubles to the debut of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and the Blitz of Belfast.  Thomson watches the faces that history wears over and over. He tells and retells the stories. He listens to the songs people sing across centuries and countries and cultures knowing that, even as they shift and change, the deep song always remains the same.