First Language


Ciaran Carson

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Ciaran Carson’s First Language is a spectacular collection . . . If you buy only one poetry book . . . this year, make sure it’s this one
— Gerald Dawe, The Irish Times


The outer shell of Carson’s work in First Language, shimmering, wayward, fanciful, masks his clear and sober purpose, to revivify in a world of cant, to repaint a spectrum across a sky of two colours.
— Glyn Maxwell, Fortnight

T S Eliot Prize for the best collection of new poetry, 1993

Year Published: 1993
Details: 80pp
ISBN PBK: 978 1 85235 128 1

The Gallery Press