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Another Nation

Another Nation

by Michael O'Loughlin

New and Selected Poems

Michael O'Loughlin is already recognised as one of the most important Irish poets of his generation, and this collection reveals a writer of extraordinary intelligence and lucidity, writing at the height of his powers. Written over a period of fifteen years, these poems offer a unique Irish perspective within a broader European context, distinguished by their intellectual vigour and clarity.

Michael O'Loughlin's work is intelligent, probing, angry and lyrical. O'Loughlin is, in the full complex sense of the word, a European, a sceptical cosmopolitan, intensely aware of national and international political issues. He has tried to express his life as he has lived it in cities; and he has done so with honesty and determination.

Brendan Kennelly

O'Loughlin has been a hidden voice in Irish writing; his exile in Europe has given him dark insights into our won exile in Ireland. His poetic tone is sure and clear, and certain poems in this book ... are real masterpieces.

Colm Tóibín

108 pages
ISBN 0-946407-75-4
Published January 1996

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