Patricia Craig, 24 July 1986
Show More The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse edited by Thomas Kinsella.
Oxford, 423 pp., £12.50, May 1986, 0 19 211868 4Show More
The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry edited by Paul Muldoon.
Faber, 415 pp., £10.95, May 1986, 0 571 13760 1Show More
Irish Poetry after Joyce by Dillon Johnston.
Dolmen, 336 pp., £20, September 1986, 0 85105 437 4Show More
“... of two hands, and here they are: Kavanagh, MacNeice, Kinsella, Montague, Heaney, Longley, Mahon, Durcan, Paulin, McGuckian. No Muldoon, we notice straight away, which is understandable, if regrettable. Muldoon is famous for his oblique approach to things, and we see this feeling for indirection at work in the prologue to Contemporary Irish Poetry – not a ...”