Some Integrity: Poetry that teaches us how to set the world off-kilter

Padraig Regan’s playful, original and philosophically complex debut poetry collection is as joyful as it is thought-provoking

Padraig Regan, who was awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Prize in 2020


Some Integrity

By Padraig Regan

Carcanet, €14.38

Padraig Regan’s debut collection of poetry, Some Integrity, is a fresh and vital work, full of pieces which open to the reader like a beautifully designed lacquer cabinet, or a Fabergé egg embossed with an intricate diorama from objects in the poet’s life.

The author of two poetry pamphlets, Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016) and Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017), in 2015, Regan was the ...