Delighted to see a few mentions of Gallery authors in the Irish Times Best Books of 2016:
Vona Groarke’s Four Sides Full . . . such an intriguing read. Part autobiography, part essay, it explores life and art in the way that only a poet can. — Olivia O’Leary
The astonishing providence of Paul Muldoon’s Rising to the Rising. Two poems stake out the territory. In ‘1916: The Eoghan Rua Variations’, On Easter Monday a meadow pippet building its nest in history filching its nest from the volunteers. In ‘July 1, 1916: With the Ulster Division’, In the trenches named Royal Avenue and Sandy Row the amorous Giselle lends a hand. — Anne Devlin
‘In the centenary year, the inimitable Paul Muldoon’s Rising to the Rising tackles decisions and revisions, emblems and ideas, areas of integrity or disintegration, with the author’s customary aplomb. The pungent centrepiece, ‘The Eoghan Rua Variations’. with its epigraph from O Súilleabháin, draws together its images and allusions as miraculously as the meadow pippets nest specified in one verse, fashioned, among other things, ‘from strands of linen spun by Henry Joy’. — Patricia Craig
‘Peter Sirr’s Sway, Poems from the troubadour tradition’ — Mary O’Donnell
http://bit.ly/2gQ73c2 for the full article.