Poetry Book Society Recommendation Translation Winter 2005
Cathal Searcaigh is one of Ireland's leading poets, recipient of many major literary awards including the Irish Times Literature Prize, a member of Aosdna and, in Ireland, a well-known television and radio personality.
Whether writing about the beautiful Donegal landscape, or as a gay man about the intense emotions of love, or about voice and events from the past that resonate in the present, or simply telling a story, Searcaigh is always honest, clear-sighted and unafraid, lyrical, tender and funny: he tells it how it is.
This is the first selection of Searcaigh's poetry to be published by a British publisher and as such will be an introduction, for many English readers, to the startling freshness, energy, candour and inventiveness of this most colourful of poets.
A parallel text edition.