ISBN-10: 0393285367

ISBN-13: 9780393285369

Juxtaposing verse and snapshot, A Poet’s Dublin is a research of beginning and effect from “a significant Irish poet” (Edward Hirsch).

Written over years, the transcendent and relocating poems in A Poet’s Dublin search out shadows and impressions of a robust, historical urban, learning the way it varieties and alters language, reminiscence, and selfhood. The poems variety from an evocation of the neighborhoods lower than the hills the place the poet lived and raised her youngsters to the inner-city bombing of 1974, and comprise such signature poems as “The Pomegranate,” “The struggle Horse,” and “Anna Liffey.” in particular, those poems weave jointly the tale of a self and a city—private, political, and certain by way of background. The poems are supported via photos of town continuously and in all seasons: from sunrise at the river Liffey, which flows via Dublin, to twilight up within the Dublin foothills.

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