The poems featured in this anthology are quintessentially human documents informed by humor, compassion, and a joyful and visionary elementan impulse to praise what is really life and to protect it from the naysayersas well as by a salutary realism and irony.
This revised edition features the work of Tom Paulin, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Durcan, Aidan Carl Mathews, Anne Hartigan, Nuala ní Dhomhnaill, and others who were not included in the first edition. Moreover, the selections from those poets featured in the first edition have, in many cases, been extensively changed and updated.
In total, more than half the poems published in this second edition did not appear in the first.
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About the Author
Anthony Bradley was born in Ireland. He holds degrees from Queen's University, Belfast and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is Professor of English at the University of Vermont, where he teaches Modern Irish Literature.
Table of ContentsIntroduction to the New and Revised Edition The Poetry Thomas MacGreevy (1893-1967) De Civitate Hominum Aodh Ruadh O'Domhnaill Recessional Homage to Marcel Proust Nocturne of the Self-Evident Presence Austin Clarke (1896-1974) The Planter's Daughter Pilgrimage Night and Morning Tenebrae The Straying Student The Envy of Poor Lovers Wolfe Tone Three Poems About Children Forget Me Not from Mnemosyne Lay in Dust Inscription for a Headstone Mable Kelly (translation from the Irish) The Subjection of Women Martha Blake at Fifty-One from Tiresias Frank O'Connor (1903-1966) The End of Clonmacnois (translation from the Irish) Hope (translation from the Irish) The Angry Poet (translation from the Irish) On the Death of His Wife (translation from the Irish) Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) Inniskeen Road: July Evening Shancoduff Father Mat Art McCooey Stony Grey Soil To the Man after the Harrow from The Great Hunger Tinker's Wife Epic The Hospital Canal Bank Walk In Memory of My Mother October Padraic Fallon (1905-1974) Odysseus For Paddy Mac PotShot Weir Bridge The Head A Hedge Schoolmaster Dardanelles 1916 Brian Coffey (1905-) from Missouri Sequence Headrock from Advent Cold Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Malacoda Enueg I I would like my love to die John Hewitt (1907-1987) Ireland Because I Paced My Thought An Irishman in Coventry Once Alien Here The Scar St. Stephen's Day Calling on Peadar O'Donnell at Dungloe Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) Dublin Snow from Trilogy for X from Autumn Journal Denis Devlin (1908-1959) Lough Derg Ank'Hor Vat Wishes for Her Daphne Stillorgan Anteroom: Geneva Renewal by her Element from The Heavenly Foreigner W. R. Rodgers (1909-1969) The Net Paired Lives Scapegoat Donagh MacDonagh (1912-1968) The Veterans from Charles Donnelly Just an Old Sweet Song Charles Donnelly (1914-1937) Poem The Tolerance of Crows The Flowering Bars Valentin Iremonger (1918-) Hector Icarus This Houre Her Vigill Padraic Fiacc (1924-) Haemorrhage The Poet Gloss Introit Goodbye to Brigid an Agnus Dei Anthony Cronin (1925-) Apology The Man Who Went Absent from the Native Literature The Middle Years Pearse Hutchinson (1927-) Into Their True Gentleness Boxing the Fox Manifest Destiny Richard Murphy (1927-) The Philosopher and the Birds The Poet on the Island from The Battle of Aughrim Seals at High Island High Island A Nest in a Wall Beehive Cell Thomas Kinsella (1928-) Baggot Street Deserta Another September Clarence Mangan Cover Her Face A Country Walk Mirror in February Wormwood Ritual of Departure Hen Woman A Hand of Solo Death Bed from A Technical Supplement from The Messenger Model School, Inchicore John Montague (1929-) A Bright Day All Legendary Obstacles That Room The Answer A Lost Tradition Witness The Wild Dog Rose The Cage Lament for the O'Neills A Grafted Tongue Last Journey Windharp from The Leaping Fire Falls Funeral Tracks Herbert Street Revisited The Silver FlaskProcess A Flowering Absence Sean Lucy (1931-) Senior Members Supervising Examinations Longshore Intellectual Friday Evening These Six (translation from the Irish) Anne Hartigan (1932-) Advent Brazen Image St. Bridget's Cross No Easy Harbour Salt Tom Macintyre (1933-) On Sweet Killen Hill (translation from the Irish) The Yellow Bittern (translation from the Irish) Drumlin Prayer James Simmons (1933-) Fear Test: Integrity of Heroes Outward Bound Claudy John Donne October in the Country: 1983 Playing with Fire James Liddy ( 1934-) The Voice of America 1961 Paean to Eve's Apple History (translation from the Irish) The Strand Hotel, Rosslare Desmond O'Grady (1935-) Professor Kelleher ·and the Charles River If I Went Away (translation from the Irish) The Poet in Old Age Fishing at Evening from The Dying Gaul In the Greenwood (translation from the Irish) Finn's Wishes (translation from the Irish) Brendan Kennelly (1936-) My Dark Fathers The Thatcher Proof Yes The Horse's Head Seamus Heaney (1939-) Digging At a Potato Digging The Wife's Tale The Other Side A New Song The Tollund Man Summer 1969 The Strand at Lough Beg In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge An Ulster Twilight from Station Island From the Canton of Expectation from Clearances Michael Longley (1939-) Epithalamion Emily Dickinson Caravan Kindertotenlieder Letter to Derek Mahon Desert Warfare Fleance The Linen Workers Peace The Linen Industry Detour An Amish Rug Seamus Deane (1940-) A Schooling Derry Scholar II History Lessons A Burial Michael Hartnett (1941-) All the death-room needs A Small Farm from A Farewell to English Death of an Irishwoman The Retreat of Ita Cagney Marban, a Hermit, Speaks (translation from the Irish) Pity the man who English lacks (translation from the Irish) All the same, it would make you laugh (translation from the Irish) Derek Mahon ( 1941-) Glengormley In Carrowdore Churchyard Afterlives The Snow Party Matthew V. 29-30 A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford Consolations of Philosophy Ecclesiastes Courtyards in Delft Another Sunday Morning Eilean Nl Chuilleanain (1942-) Swineherd Dead Fly Lucina Schynning in Silence of the Night ... from Site of Ambush from The Rose-Geranium Michael Smith (1942-) Fall Mitching Dinner Queue City II From the Chinese Augustus Young (1943-) The Advice of an Efficiency Expert Heritage Woman, don't be troublesome (translation from the Irish) Ballad of Fat Margot Eavan Boland (1944-) It's a Woman's World The Glass King Song Lace Child of Our Time An Irish Childhood in England: 1951 Paul Durcan (1944-) Wife Who Smashed Television Gets Jail Going Home to Mayo, Winter, 1949 10.30 am Mass, June 16, 1985 Bewley's Oriental Cafe, Westmoreland Street The Turkish Carpet John Ennis (1944-) Meeting at a Salesyard The Years A Drink of Spring Richard Ryan (1946-) Ireland From My Lai the Thunder Went West A Wet Night Hugh Maxton (1947-) Cemunnos Waking At the Protestant Museum Frank Ormsby (1947-) Ornaments Spot the Ball Interim Survivors from A N orthem Spring At the Jaffe Memorial Fountain, Botanic Gardens Ciaran Carson ( 1948-) The Insular Celts The Car Cemetery It Used To Be Dresden Belfast Confetti Campaign Tom Paulin (1949-) Under the Eyes Surveillances The Impossible Pictures And Where Do You Stand on the National Question? Desertmartin Black Bread Medbh McGuckian (1950-) Mr. McGregor's Garden The Mast Year The Folk Museum The Dream-Language of Fergus Coleridge Peter Fallon (1951-) My Care Spring Song Winter Work Paul Muldoon (1951-) Clonfeacle Cuba Anseo Gathering Mushrooms The Minor (translation from the Irish) The Sightseers Meeting the British The Wishbone Sushi Christo's Nuala Nf Dhomhnaill (1952-) Labasheedy (The Silken Bed) (translation of her poem in Irish by the author) The Shannon Estuary Welcoming the Fish (translation of her poem in Irish by the author) Parthenogenesis (translation from the Irish by Michael Hartnett) Feeding a Child (translation from the Irish by Michael Hartnett) The Race (translation from the Irish by Michael Hartnett) As for the Quince (translation from the Irish by Paul Muldoon) Thomas McCarthy (1954-) State Funeral Feeding Ground The Word Silk The Poet of the Mountains Question Time Aidan Carl Mathews (1956-) Descartes at Daybreak The Library Severances At the Wailing Wall Minding Ruth Notes Acknowledgments Indexes