To Star the Dark

by Doireann Ni Ghriofa


To Star the Dark | 9781910251867 | Doireann Ni Ghriofa

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:07/04/2021 by Dedalus Press


The poems in Doireann Ni Ghriofa’s much-anticipated new collection take place 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

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