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Poets of Munster

Michael Coady, Padraig J. Daly and Michael Davitt

Edited by Sean Dunne

Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. Sep 1985)
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  • In Poets of Munster Seán Dunne charts the vigorous and diverse poetry that has been written in Ireland’s southernmost province during the last half-century. Twenty-five poets – from Thomas MacGreevy and Frank O’Connor to Thomas McCarthy, from Seán Ó Ríordáin to Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill – demonstrate the consolidation and renewal of the Munster poetic tradition which Seán Dunne discusses in his introduction.

    This is the first anthology of Munster poetry since 1849, and the first collection of modern Irish poetry that illustrates the resurgence of Irish-language writing alongside writing in English. The picture that emerges is of an outward-looking, confident poetry that belongs, in either language, to the mainstream of modern poetry.

    Sean Dunne
    Seán Dunne (1956–1995) was born in Waterford, Ireland and studied at University College Cork. He published three collections of poems, Against the Storm (1985), The Sheltered Nest (1992) and Time and the Island (1996), two prose books, In My Father’s House (1991) and The Road to Silence (1994) and edited several ... read more
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