Marine Cloud Brightening



There will be an empty setting at the already laid table: it is his. — ‘Tree Portrait Taken at Dusk’

At the emotional heart of Marine Cloud Brightening is a series of elegies for fellow Irish poets and for the author’s younger brother. The damage to and demise of our planet is heralded in a number of ecological warnings. As Caitríona O’Reilly has written in The Irish Times, ‘Medbh McGuckian’s has always been an illusive, continually self-masking aesthetic . . . the strength of her poetry lies in her capacity for phrase-making; her prosody has the ring of complete conviction even when it deals in gorgeous abstraction . . . her historical ventriloquism is simply another layer in the multi-layered, self-conscious, and simmeringly symphonic work.’

Year Published: 2019
Details: 88pp
ISBN PBK: 978 1 91133 773 7
ISBN HBK: 978 1 91133 774 4

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