Pathogens Love A Patsy: Pandemic and Other Poems

by Rita Ann Higgins

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ISBN:9781912561902

Genre:Irish Interest / Irish Poetry & Drama

Format:Paperback

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In Pathogens Love A Patsy, Rita Ann Higgins bears witness to a moment in Irish life unlike any seen in a century: the Covid-19 crisis. Many of these pandemic poems, broadcast on Brendan O’Connor’s RTÉ Radio 1 show, were composed weekly in direct response to the emerging crisis.At the center of the collection, a devastating sequence celebrates the memory of Hanna Greally, wrongfully incarcerated in an Irish psychiatric hospital for almost two decades. Then, completing an informal triptych, a selection of work written before the emergency marks the point when everything changed.Rita Ann Higgins’s wry, conversational style serves a serious purpose: to tell it like it is. Together, the poems in Pathogens Love a Patsy form a narrative that spans eighty years, from a past that is still being addressed, to a present moment that is still unfolding.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm