Monday, April 26, 2010

Reviews of Gerard Smyth and Paul Perry

Excellent reviews of the new Gerard Smyth (The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems) and Paul Perry (The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance) books in The Sunday Business Post by that fine writer and great champion of Irish poetry and writing in general, Dermot Bolger.

On Gerard Smyth: "His work is distinguished by a deliberate unshowiness, a sense of every experience being tested in a language stripped and primed against any false note."
 On Paul Perry: "His is an imagination without borders, a probing and unsettling intelligence lightly worn, a poetry that is as sensual as it is playful, real and celebratory, surging forth and then tautly reined in. It is the work of a singular imagination."

Full reviews here

For further details on these two books, see

Both books which will be launched, together with When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things, by Grace Wells, on Tuesday 4th May, Damer Hall, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 at 7.00 pm. All welcome. In association with Poetry Ireland.

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