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Opia

Alan Moore

Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (84 pages)
(Pub. Sep 1986)
9780856461613
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  • Opia, Alan Moore’s first collection of poems, introduces a virtuoso poet capable of an unusual range of forms, tones and images. Central to the book is a sequence of sonnets which unfolds the drama of a doomed love affair, with France and Ireland as its backdrop. Elsewhere, Alan Moore adopts a series of masks and voices, from the comic to the serious, and engages in a dazzling succession of scene-changes. Opia is a first book of exceptional energy and inventiveness; it is one of the most assured debuts in recent Irish poetry.

    Alan Moore was born in 1960 in Dublin, Ireland, where he now lives. A graduate in English and Philosophy of University College, Dublin. For some years he worked in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, followed by a stint in legal publishing, before founding a successful tax consultancy in Dublin. He ... read more
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