Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: At the same time as his poetry was

beginning to receive prizes and reach significant magazines and anthologies, [Dennis] O'Driscoll was also emerging as a pithy reviewer for journals such as the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. The Gallery Press collected his essays on contemporary Irish, American and European poets, together with various interviews and autobiographical writings, in Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams (2001).

From 1987 he had an entertaining column, Pickings and Choosings, in Poetry Ireland Review, which metamorphosed into The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations (2006).

from The Guardian: Dennis O'Driscoll obituary
then The Irish Times: Poet and critic gave poetry 'a good name'
then The Guardian: My hero: Dennis O'Driscoll by Seamus Heaney


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