Wednesday, September 15

An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry

"The one Irish poet people used to know was Yeats. More recently it has been Seamus Heaney. And yet 'the standing army of Irish poets never falls below 20,000,' proclaimed Patrick Kavanagh, who was one of them. An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, running to almost a thousand pages, comes from a country with a population roughly equal to that of Tennessee. The book includes upwards of 50 poets— and there's not a dull page in it. Editor Wes Davis's selection is judicious, while his introduction and notes are as informative as they are brief."
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