Haverty explores her poetic side to beguiling effect

Haverty explores her poetic side to beguiling effect
Anne Haverty: her poems are infused with great understated humanity

Haverty’s debut collection of poems, The Beauty of the Moon, appeared in 1999. Now comes this superbly understated second collection, 19 years in the making

Poetry: A Break In The Journey, By Anne Haverty , New Island, €14.95

Anne Haverty is primarily known as a novelist, having published three deeply contrasting novels, which display an admirable chameleon quality that can combine lyricism with the sharpest wit.

These stretch back to her 1997 debut, One Day As A Tiger, which merged McGahernesque rural realism with the surreal story of a bachelor farmer’s relationship with a cloned sheep.

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