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Derek Mahon - The Hudson Letter (clothbound)

Irish Poetry
Derek Mahon - The Hudson Letter (clothbound)

1996  64 pages
clothbound

"… something fresh and virtually unprecedented in modern Irish poetry: a work of art that is at once a love letter and a dream of reconciliation, a diary of a trauma and a vision of restoration." Ben Howard, Sewanee Review

"From the first page of Derek Mahon's new collection of poems we know that we are back in the hands of a master." Peggy O'Brien, Irish Times

$ 14.95

Derek Mahon - The Hudson Letter (paperback)

Irish Poetry
Derek Mahon - The Hudson Letter (paperback)

1996   64 pages
paperback

"… something fresh and virtually unprecedented in modern Irish poetry: a work of art that is at once a love letter and a dream of reconciliation, a diary of a trauma and a vision of restoration." Ben Howard, Sewanee Review

"From the first page of Derek Mahon's new collection of poems we know that we are back in the hands of a master." Peggy O'Brien, The Irish Times

$ 8.95

Louis MacNeice: Selected Poems

Irish Poetry
Louis MacNeice: Selected Poems

February 2009

Wake Forest is pleased to reissue the selected poems of Louis MacNeice, one of the pivotal poets of modern times, a significant volume edited by Michael Longley.

 

 

$ 12.95

Medbh McGuckian: My Love Has Fared Inland

Irish Poetry
Medbh McGuckian: My Love Has Fared Inland

The newest volume by Belfast poet Medbh McGuckian. Paperback with flaps
August 2010

"One of the most gifted--if not THE most gifted--of the post-War generation of Irish poets, Medbh McGuckian's new book is a masterpiece of psychic map-making. Her latest journey to the 'Inland' of her distinctive poetic world is full of the pencil-marks of invaluable loci, astonishing encounters, whirlpools of inner thought, of Irish desolation and worldly, linguistic redemption. Read this book, treasure it, let it make waves as it pulls you into the McGuckian inlands." Thomas McCarthy

Paperback   $12.95      ISBN 978-1-930630-48-2

$ 12.95

Medbh McGuckian - The Currach Requires No Harbours (clothbound)

Irish Poetry
 

August 2007  80 pages
clothbound
First edition with plain vellum wrapper

Shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Times Poetry Now Award

"She has hit on a dream-to-reason ratio perfect for replicating what she calls 'the feminine subconcious, or semi-consciousness.' " Carmine Starnino, Poetry

$ 21.95

Medbh McGuckian - The Currach Requires No Harbours (paperback)

Irish Poetry
Medbh McGuckian - The Currach Requires No Harbours (paperback)

2007   80 pages
paperback

Shortlisted for the 2007 Irish Times Poetry Now Award

"[T]he privacy of the voice, and the sense of mysterious secrecy about the luminous images, are qualities that make this work compelling... This poetry is ambitious and mysterious." Magdalena Kay, World Literature in Review

$ 11.95

Medbh McGuckian - The Book of the Angel (clothbound, ltd. ed.)

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Medbh McGuckian - The Book of the Angel (clothbound, ltd. ed.)

2004   88 pages
clothbound
Limited, signed, & numbered
First edition with plain vellum wrapper

Shortlisted for the 2005 Irish Times Poetry Now Prize

"Sensuous and intellectual at once, McGuckian's poetry is marked by a kind of ecstatic flow that never leaves the ground." Tom D'Evelyn, Providence Journal

$ 50.00

Medbh McGuckian - The Book of the Angel (paperback)

Irish Poetry
Medbh McGuckian - The Book of the Angel (paperback)

2004   88 pages
paperback

Shortlisted for the 2005 Irish Times Poetry Now Prize

"Like a medieval painting whose archaic symbolism is lost on modern viewers, the beauty of McGuckian's work proves ravishing, uncanny." Megan Harlan, San Francisco Chronicle

$ 11.95

Medbh McGuckian - The Soldiers of Year II (clothbound)

Irish Poetry
Medbh McGuckian - The Soldiers of Year II (clothbound)

2002   130 pages
clothbound

"Her use of metaphor is freer and more extravagant than anything I've read recently in American or English poetry, and her poems work wonders through simile….For readers able to suspend the tendency to grasp at explication and who can enjoy the drama of shifting identities and the play of imagination, these poems are not to be missed." Richard Tillinghast, The New York Times Book Review

$ 19.95

Medbh McGuckian - The Soldiers of Year II (paperback)

Irish Poetry
Medbh McGuckian - The Soldiers of Year II (paperback)

2002   130 pages
paperback

"McGuckian is…in her radical reconfiguring of English poetic conventions, imaginatively liberating the language of Northern Ireland from its old agonies. If there is a more audacious and important poetry being written today, I have not read it." Kate Daniels, The Southern Review

$ 11.95
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