In the Museum of Misremembered Things
ISBN: 978-1-907682-76-6 | Pages: 72 | Published: 2020
The poems in In the Museum of Misremembered Things revolve around the local, the historic, and the mythic. Linda McKenna’s poems are based around historical events and themes with a particular interest in how our perceptions (and misperceptions) of both personal, local and national history have lasting impacts on our lives and relationships with others, as well as ordinary women’s experiences of being ‘unheard’ in history. The collection also includes a series of poems inspired by the language and imagery in Walter Harris’s Ancient and Present State of the County of Down, written in 1744. She writes of the locations in which she is most familiar, including County Dublin and County Down.