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Ger Reidy’s first collection of poems, Pictures from a Reservation, appeared in 1998, and received widespread praise for its compelling voice and authentic evocation of the west of Ireland. Just over a decade later, Drifting Under the Moon will considerably advance his reputation, the new poems revealing an increased awareness of craft, a broadening and deepening of his vision.

From reviews of Pictures from a Reservation:
“Ger Reidy’s poetry is inspired by the untamed landscape of Mayo, his lyrics are peppered with hard-hitting musings on the perennial problems that have bedevilled life on the fringe.”
The Irish Times

“Ger Reidy’s use of language has a quiet, unassuming simplicity which belies the power of his imagery and the eloquence of his words.”
Arts West

“There is a quietness, a poetic reserve, at the heart of this book that draws you slowly but assuredly into a world of gentle asides… The images are fresh and the emotions uncompromisingly honest. Buy the book. It’s a wise move.”
– Dermot Healy, Cyphers


ISBN 9781906614256 Paperback
140 x 216 mm
April 2010

Additional information

Weight .15 kg
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781906614256
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: :
  • Published: : April 2010

About The Author

Author

Gerard Reidy was born near Westport in Co. Mayo in 1958, qualified as a Civil Engineer in 1979 and started writing poetry in 1980. His first collection of poems, Pictures from a Reservation, appeared in 1998, and received widespread praise for its compelling voice and authentic evocation of the west of Ireland. His second collection, Drifting Under the Moon, appeared just over a decade later, since when he has published a third collection with Arlen House.