By Pat Boran

Flowing Still

Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poets is an ideal introduction to the subject of Irish poetry from 1900 to the present, for students and general readers alike.

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Non-fiction, Prose


Subtitled ‘Irish Poets on Irish Poetry’, Flowing Still is a prose survey of just over a century of Irish verse by some of its best known practitioners.

A decade on from the major anthology Watching the River Flow (Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann, 1999), Dedalus Press reissues the ten introductory essays from that book, by some of the best-known names in contemporary Irish poetry (Eavan Boland, Ciaran Carson, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Michael Longley, John Montague, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Bernard O’Donoghue and Cathal Ó Searcaigh) bringing the survey up to the present day with the addition of essays by Pat Boran, Theo Dorgan, Eamon Grennan and David Wheatley, as well as an informed outsider’s view of the subject by distinguished American poet, now resident in Ireland, Richard Tillinghast.

Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poets is an ideal introduction to the subject of recent Irish poetry, both for students and the general reader alike.

ISBN 9781904556041 Paperback
216 x 140 mm, 194 pp
Feb 2008

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Weight.2 kg
Dimensions216 x 140 mm


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Product Detail

  • ISBN: : ISBN 9781904556041 Paperback
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: : 194 pp
  • Published: : Febraury 2008

About The Author


PAT BORAN was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and has long since lived in Dublin. He has held a number of posts as Writer-in-Residence with libraries and third level institutions and has published more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, the most recent of which are Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku (2016) with photographs by the author, and A Man Is Only As Good (2017), a pocket-sized new and selected poems. Editions of his poetry have appeared in Italian, Hungarian and Macedonian, with a selection forthcoming in Portuguese. Non-fiction includes the popular writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (revised and updated, 2013) and A Short History of Dublin (2000). His humorous memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood, was published in December 2009. A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and presenter of The Poetry Programme and The Enchanted Way on RTÉ Radio 1, he has edited numerous anthologies, among them Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler (2006), Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poetry (2009), The Bee-Loud Glade (2009), with Gerard Smyth, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, the 2014 Dublin: One City, One Book choice and, with Eugene O'Connell, The Deep Heart's Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem. Awards include The Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1989 and the US-based Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award in the US in 2008. He is a member of Aosdána. (see also