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ISBN: 978 1 784105 11 2
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, Irish
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: August 2017
234 x 153 x 40 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
In this career-defining book, the poems of Dennis O’Driscoll are gathered together for the first time. Beginning with Kist in 1982 and ending with the posthumous Update in 2014, the selection was made by O’Driscoll himself before his death in 2012 and includes revised, authoritative versions of some older poems as well as thirtythree hitherto uncollected: the definitive poetic ouevre.
Cover image: Martin Gale, Stranger Here (oil on canvas, 2015). Courtesy of the artist.
Awards won by Dennis O'Driscoll Short-listed, 2001 Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Poetry (Weather Permitting) Winner, 2013 Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Poetry (Dear Life) Winner, 2013 Irish Times Literary Prize,Irish Poetry (Dear Life)
'His voice is one of the most distinctive of his generation.'
John McAuliffe, The Irish Times
Praise for Dennis O'Driscoll 'It is as a poet of European temperament, and stature, that O'Driscoll demands to be judged. His terrain is, in effect, without borders: mordant, open, sharp, generous, and sad.'
George Szirtes, Guardian
'It takes a special genius to see the real and important lurking in the mundanely routine - O'Driscoll, the Irish Larkin, does. This most astute of poets juxtaposes the soul of the artist with the exactness of the anthropologist; the result is work of meditative intelligence, humour and forgiving humanity.'
Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times
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