Saturday January 18, 2020

Poetry collection touches on the most personal

This contains an eclectically democratic mix of familiar and unfamiliar voices

26th February, 2017
Belfast in the 1980s: Ciaran Carty describes the violence of the time and a city of invisible maps Pic: GETTY

Poetry: The Deep Heart’s Core, Irish poets revisit a Touchstone poem Edited by Eugene O’Connell and Pat Boran, Dedalus Press, €12.95

I am always surprised but slightly shocked when my publishers receive a request for permission to include a poem of mine in some anthology. My surprise is at being included where there are so many fine poets out there. My shock is because the poems chosen by editors...

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