Rosita Boland

Perfectly in tune with landscape, whether that of Ireland or of the Australian outback, she is also an acute observer of relationships.

— Field Day Anthology

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Rosita BolandRosita Boland was born in County Clare in 1965 and lives in Dublin where she is Senior Features Writer at the Irish Times.

She has published two collections of poems, Muscle Creek (Raven Arts, 1991) and Dissecting the Heart (Gallery, 2003). She has travelled extensively, most recently in South East Asia and her travel books include Sea Legs: Hitch-hiking the Coast of Ireland Alone (New Island, 1992), A Secret Map of Ireland (New Island Books, 2005) and, most recently, Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel (2019).

She won the Hennessy Award for First Fiction in 1997.

Dissecting the Heart

The subjects themselves in Rosita Boland’s poems attest to this book’s distinctive quality: a series of museum and gallery exhibits, the falconer’s art, an astronaut’s wife, the savage regime in Teheran and the unexpected places where love can be located, lost, and rediscovered.

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Aidan Carl MatthewsAidan Carl Mathews was born in 1956 and educated at UCD, TCD, and Stanford University. He has published three collections of poetry, WindfallsMinding Ruth (Gallery, 1983) and According to the Small Hours (1998). He has published short stories: Adventures in a Bathyscope (which was shortlisted for the GPA Award), Lipstick on the Host and Charlie Chaplin's Wishbone (2016, Lilliput) and a novel, Muesli at Midnight. Other awards include an Irish Times Award, Patrick Kavanagh Award, Macauley Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Award.

His plays include Exit/Entrance (Gallery 1990), The Diamond BodyThe Antigone, a new version of The House of Bernarda Alba and Communion (2003). He edited Immediate ManCuimhní ar Chearbhall Ó Dálaigh. He works as a radio drama producer in RTE.

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Minding Ruth

Aidan Mathews’ first volume Windfalls, distinguished in itself, gave promise for the future. Minding Ruth fulfils, if it does not indeed go beyond the expectations roused by that first volume. — Seamus Deane

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