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Title:
Collected poems
Author:
Mahon, Derek, 1941-
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Uniform Title:
Poems. Selections
Publication Information:
Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland : Gallery Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
288 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781852352561

9781852352554

9781852352622
Format :
Book

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PR6063.A34 A17 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

In 1990, when Belfast-born Derek Mahon's Selected Poems appeared from Ireland's The Gallery Press, The New Yorker remarked on their "astonishing excellence". Now, ten years later, in this monumental Collected Poems, they have published all the poems the author "wishes to preserve" from the past four decades. Highly praised in his homeland and abroad, the work ranges in time and space from the early "Beyond Howth Head" and "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford", to ambitious later sequences, "The Hudson Letter" and "The Yellow Book", and concludes with a selection of new poems including "Roman Script" and "St. Patrick's Day".