The pastures of youth

An uneven poetic memoir
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April 2021, no. 430
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Walk Like a Cow: A memoir by Brendan Ryan

Walleah Press, $25 pb, 256 pp

The pastures of youth

An uneven poetic memoir
by
April 2021, no. 430

‘The first forty years of life furnish the text, while the remaining thirty supply the commentary,’ Arthur Schopenhauer remarked in The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims. While the timespan is different, the proportions are similar. Brendan Ryan’s Walk Like a Cow, which focuses predominantly on the poet’s first twenty-five years, has been written over roughly two decades. The memoir features twenty-seven largely self-contained chapters and nine previously published poems, in a roughly chronological narrative.

Aidan Coleman reviews 'Walk Like a Cow: A memoir' by Brendan Ryan

Walk Like a Cow: A memoir

by Brendan Ryan

Walleah Press, $25 pb, 256 pp

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