This is above all a poised voice — Selected Poems evidences a poet of great self-awareness and meticulous craft.
— Caitríona O’Reilly, The Irish Times
Four Sides Full is a personal essay by one of Ireland’s leading poets. Her seven collections to date have all displayed a fascination with the visual arts but Four Sides Full takes a different approach. In considering frames and what they bring to an artwork it reflects on themes of containment and exclusion, and how a life can flit between.
An unusual fusion of ideas, history and memoir, this essay opens up and out about subjects such as the body, family, the past, love, beauty and solitude. It is a poet’s view magnified by prose, an essay of uncommon clarity and candour.
With its seriousness of purpose, its dignity and its scope, Four Sides Full is a model of style and a triumph in a genre rarely tackled these days.