Oven Lane was a Poetry Ireland Choice when it was published ﬁrst in 1987. This revised and amplified edition includes poems from the award-winning Two for a Woman, Three for a Man. It offers poems arising from the history and community of Michael Coady’s native Carrick-on-Suir and extends to a search for emigrant family links in America.
In Poetry Ireland Review Terence Brown noted the warm, emotional openness of this work ‘in which generous feeling and a respect for individuals and the sacred quality of life itself ﬁnd engaging expression’.
Oven Lane anticipates the broader canvas of Michael Coady’s widely admired compendia, All Souls, One Another and Going by Water.