Monday, September 24, 2007
New and Selected Poems by Pat Boran
The Dedalus Press reissues New and Selected Poems by Pat Boran.
First published in 2005, and reissued now by Dedalus with some minor revisions and additions, New and Selected Poems by Pat Boran presents a large selection of work by one of the best-known of the younger Irish poets. Introduced by Dennis O’Driscoll, for whom Boran is “a poet of mystery and fulfilment, of the eternal and numinous no less than the earthly and the everyday”, New and Selected Poems features work from all of his earlier publications as well as a selection of newer work.
“Pat Boran’s poems make magic out of found things, and his metaphors light the dark like Roman candles. He is a master of his language; beyond that, he makes poetry matter to me again.”
“Pat Boran’s New and Selected Poems will be a revelation to many readers, showing the true scale of his achievement. He writes with exactitude and stark brevity, careful to strip away all the superfluous flourishes, as he equally celebrates and scrutinises the apparently familiar within the rigors of a universal and scientific context.”
“The lightness of his syntactic touch is masterly”
—Bernard O’Donoghue, The Irish Times
New and Selected Poems is available in both a paperback and, for the first time, a hardback edition. Further details >>>