Review – The Outnumbered Poet

THE LISTENER The Outnumbered Poet: Critical and Autobiographical Essays, by Dennis O’Driscoll It must have been in the early 1980s that I first met Dennis O’Driscoll, possibly after he published his first poetry collection, Kist (1982), and before the follow-up...

Review – The Dead Zoo

FROLICKING IN THE ETHER The Dead Zoo by Ciaran Berry The “personhood debate” is news that stays news, ready to be puzzled over with each slow birth and slow death. To the expectant mother, the creature kicking inside her, in its infinite strangeness and infinite...

Mahon Unplugged

“[Selected Prose] is Mahon unplugged, meditating on all things that have mattered to him over the stretch of his writing life to date. The volume, under the discrete narrative of individual essays and reviews, merges into a composite picture of the poet himself...
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