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"Polder" begins with extinction. The dust that existed from the
first instant of creation is the dust to which in the end all
creation will return, 'sinking under its weight'. The prose-poem
'Dust' was written when the poet was being treated for alcoholism
and began the process of recovery. The collection ends with poems
addressed to Torquatus, friend of the Roman poet Horace, a dialogue
across centuries that defies the dust and looks back with mixed
feelings to the drinking days of ambition, pride, and failure - and
celebrates the poet's fiftieth birthday. In between are other
conversations. In 2000 McCully moved to Amsterdam and began to
explore the Dutch landscapes, dialects and culture that animate the
second section of Polder with faces and voices past and present. In
the third, 'Masterpieces', works by Vermeer, Rembrandt and other
artists displayed in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, are engaged in
dialogues that range from the quizzical to the confrontational. The
poet tries to find firm ground in a fragile landscape reclaimed
from the hungry sea, a home in a place that is not yet home.
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