Calling Cards: Ten Younger Irish Poets

by Aifric Mac Aodha


Calling Cards: Ten Younger Irish Poets | 9781911337553 | Aifric Mac Aodha

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:21/11/2018 by The Gallery Press


In a novel partnership between Poetry Ireland and The Gallery Press Calling Cards introduces a new generation of Irish-language poets to a wider audience. This vibrant anthology includes prize-winning authors of several collections as well as three who have yet to publish a book. The translators include some of Ireland’s finest poets. Edited by Peter Fallon and Aifric Mac Aodha.

Poems in Irish
Máirtín Coilféir * Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird * Aifric Mac Aodha * Marcus Mac Conghail * Caitríona Ní Chléirchín * Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh * Doireann Ní Ghríofa * Caitlín Nic Íomhair * Simon Ó Faoláin * Stiofán Ó hIfearnáin

Colette Bryce * Ciaran Carson * Peter Fallon * Alan Gillis * Medbh McGuckian * Paul Muldoon * Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin * Peter Sirr * David Wheatley

‘Brooke and later Hyde, Lady Gregory or WB Yeats — or in the twentieth century, Seán Ó Tuama and Thomas Kinsella, or indeed Dermot Bolger in his ground-breaking AnTonn Gheal/The Bright Wave (Raven Arts Press, 1986) — wanted both to preserve the riches of Irish-language poetry and make it available for those who could not read the original versions.

In our new Ireland, where we seek to celebrate inclusiveness and diversity, this new anthology should be welcomed, purchased, read and celebrated. Like Charlotte Brooke, Fallon and MacAodha are fighting a rearguard action — displaying the wealth, variety and resilience of Irish poetry in the Irish language and presenting it to English-language readers. The anthology is a calling card that will introduce these young poets to poetry lovers the world over. For this, the editors deserve our thanks.’ — Clíona Ní Ríordáin,The Irish Times

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