1994 80 pages
Winner of the first T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for the outstanding book of poetry published in Britain and Ireland in the previous year.
"Ciaran Carson's First Language is a spectacular collection…If you buy only one poetry book…this year, make sure it's this one." Gerald Dawe, The Irish Times
1989 110 pages
"One of the most gifted imaginations in contemporary poetry." Douglas Dunn, Irish Literary Supplement
Essays in Irish Literature 1880-1980
1992 193 pages
Bilingual; Selected by Paul Auster
Introduction by Mary Ann Caws
Translated by Paul Auster, Stephen Romer, and David Shapiro
This broadside features the haunting poem "The Octopus," and was made to celebrate with the four-poet tour in the fall of 2011 that coincided with the publication of The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women's Poetry. Second in a series of four. In order to make the broadsides available to a wide audience, they are laser-printed on fine linen paper.
AVAILABLE on October 24, 2011, though they may be pre-ordered. Bookclub members, please take no discount.
Signed by the poet
Used with permission of Bloodaxe Books
Paperback with flaps and E-book.
In this new, deeply meditative and wide-ranging collection, Harry Clifton brings his extraordinary poetic and intellectual gifts to bear on the present state of Irish culture. These are both personal and public reflections (on love, marriage, middle age and history) that stake his claim as one of the most significant Irish poets now writing.
"There are moments when you hold your breath… and you sit up in pure delight… there are a number of poems in this book that will be read as long as any poems are read anywhere…." Colm Tóibín, Irish Times
"The influence of war in Ireland has been perpetual, and Clifton, who has traveled and lived extensively outside of his country, examines his homeland through the lens of one who left but returned to make sense of it “in the name of the lost, the disinherited,/All who never came back from the dead/To tell their story claim their place—”
$14.95 ISBN 978-1-930630-60-4 Paperback with flaps
John Montague's newest volume was published in a quality paperback with flaps in the spring of 2012.
One of the most beloved voices in all of Ireland, John Montague is a master. Speech Lessons depicts the many ways in which a voice may be silenced, as well as released. Autobiographical poems reveal both his personal history and his country's, with humor, nostalgia, disappointment and affection, and more than a "titter of wit."
$12.95 ISBN 978-1-930630-59-8 Paperback with flaps
Shortlisted for the DLR Poetry Now Award
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Ciaran Carson's inventive take on Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations.
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