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Title:
Freacnairc Mhearcair : the oomph of quicksilver, Rogha Dánta, 1970-1998 : selected poems
Author:
Davitt, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Cork, Ireland : Cork University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xvii, 139 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Parallel Irish and English text.
Language:
Irish
ISBN:
9781859182482
Format :
Book

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Central Library PB1648.D38 F74 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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A dual language collection of poetry by one of the most vibrant and innovative Irish language poets.







Michael Davitt is a very well known Irish writer and broadcaster. He founded the poetry broadsheet and journal "Innti", and was a central figure in a new movement in Gaelic poetry in the 1970's. He became a friend of Sean O Riordain, to who's metaphysical wit he gave a sharp vernacular edge. Davitt was also influenced by the linguistic virtuosity of the American e.e. cummings, the Beat poets and American popular culture. His poems have a wide-awake conscience that holds a mirror to contemporary Irish society, while his poems about and for people he admires capture their force and vitality.







This is the first time Davitt's poems have appeared together in a single volume, and the translations were carefully worked by a number of leading Irish poets including Brendan Kennelly, Paul Muldoon, and John Montague.







Students of Irish poetry and poetry lovers alike will enjoy this selection.


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