To Star The Dark

by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

12.50

1 in stock

ISBN:9781910251867

Genre:Irish Interest / Irish Poetry & Drama

Format:Paperback

Description

Do our passions control us or us them? These poems find themselves asking such questions in hospitals, in cellars, in Parisian parks and American laundromats, inside our screens and beyond them. Poems of blood and birdsong, of rain and desire, of aftermath and ambivalence, each spoken by a voice, which – like the starlings – sings, at once, both past and present.”Looking into the dark sky of history, Doireann Ni Ghriofa calls up an illuminating fire, a night constellated into images of passion and destruction. An astrologer of the body, its endurance and its vulnerability, Ni Ghriofa is a poet of daring skill. Lyrical, searching and enchanted, To Star the Dark is a blazing, brave collection.” – Sean Hewitt”Like [Eavan] Boland, Ni Ghriofa constructs a mysterious world for her readers from the matter of ordinary life. The poems of this collection impress upon us that magic and depth can be found in the minutiae of the everyday.” – Poetry Ireland Review, on Lies

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm