Aifric Mac Aodha

Mac Aodha is an original voice and a very fine poet . . . a strong female, feminist voice, endowed with a canny sense of the unheimlich, whose poetry enriches our literary life both at home and ‘out foreign’.

— Cliona Ní Riordáín, The Irish Times

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Aifric Mac Aodha was born in 1979. Her first collection, Gabháil Syrinx, was published in 2010. She has taught in St Petersburg, New York and Canada and has lectured in old and modern Irish at UCD. She lives in Dublin where she now works for the Irish-language publisher, An Gúm. She was the winner of the Oireachtas Prize for Poetry (2017).

Foreign News (2017, bilingual) is Aifric Mac Aodha’s first collection with The Gallery Press. With poems in Irish and English she finds a perfect counterpart in David Wheatley

Foreign News

Foreign News, poems in Irish by Aifric Mac Aodha with translations into English by David Wheatley is a book whose reach and aims are evident in its richly allusive sequences.

In matching her sense of play and her use of idiom David Wheatley proves himself a perfect counterpart for Aifric Mac Aodha’s poems that resound with longing and a modern sensibility.

€11.95 pb

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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.

Aidan Carl Mathews Titles

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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