Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Great Regulars: A Necklace of Wrens

(Poems in Irish and English) contains some fine long poems: The Purge, The Naked Surgeon and, recommended last week by poster anytimefrances, The Retreat of Ita Cagney. [Michael] Hartnett was more than a graceful lyricist: he chronicled his people and his art in ruggedly monumental forms appropriate to his restless intelligence. The publication of the new Collected Poems is set to extend his reputation as a major and ground-breaking 20th century poet.

A Necklace of Wrens
For Mícheál Ó Ciarmhaic, file

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: A Necklace of Wrens by Michael Hartnett


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