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By Clíona Ní Riordáin,

By Gerry Murphy,

By Katherine Duffy,

By Mary Montague,

By Pat Boran

Four Irish Poets / Quatre poètes irlandais

Edited by Clíona Ní Ríordáin with a Preface by Ní Ríordáin and Paul Bensimon, Four Irish Poets / Quatre poètes irlandais is a bilingual selection of the work of four contemporary Irish poets, aimed at a French-speaking readership

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Edited by Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Four Irish Poets / Quatre poètes irlandais presents bilingual selections of the work of four Irish poets: Pat Boran, Katherine Duffy, Mary Montague and Gerry Murphy. Translations are by Anne Mounic, Paul Bensimon, Yves Lefevre and Isabelle Génin. The book was published on Bloomsday 2011 and launched at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. An ideal classroom text or bilingual introduction to contemporary Irish poetry.


ISBN 9781906614447 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 100 pp
June 2011

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Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm

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About The Author

Author

Clíona Ní Ríordáin lives in Paris where she teaches at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle. She is the editor of the bilingual Poetes du Munster: 1960-2015 (Illador) and of Four Irish Poets / Quatre poètes irlandais, a bilingual (English/French) selection of the work of four Irish poets: Pat Boran, Katherine Duffy, Mary Montague and Gerry Murphy, with translations by Anne Mounic, Paul Bensimon, Yves Lefevre and Isabelle Génin.

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Gerry Murphy was born in Cork in 1952. His poetry collections include A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards (1985, 1992) and five previous collections from Dedalus, Rio de la Plata and All That (1993), The Empty Quarter (1995), Extracts from the Lost Log-Book of Christopher Columbus (1999), Torso of an Ex-Girlfriend (2002) and My Flirtation with International Socialism (2010). Dedalus also publish End of Part One: New and Selected Poems (2006). Murphy's poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and Pocket Apocalypse, his translations of the Polish poet Katarzyna Borun-Jagodzinska, appeared in 2005 from Southword Editions. Murphy's own poems form the basis for a live poetry-and-music show by Crazy Dog Audio Theatre, entitled The People's Republic of Gerry Murphy, which ran at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival in 2010 to considerable critical success. REVIEW EXCERPT "Murphy's voice is salacious, funny, pithy, angry-making, often verging on the side-of-the-mouth and, dare one add, tender... This is a worthwhile book, energetic and wise." — Fred Johnston, Poetry Ireland Review

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Katherine Duffy was born in Dundalk in 1962. Her debut poetry collection, The Erratic Behaviour of Tides, was published by Dedalus Press in 1998, and was followed by Sorrow's Egg in 2011. She also writes fiction and in 2006 received the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award. Her fiction in the Irish language includes her award-winning novel for young adults, Splanctha (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1998). And she has translated stories by leading Irish language authors into English. She lives in Dublin where she works as a translator in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

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Mary Montague was born in 1964, in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Her poetry collections are Tribe (Dedalus Press, 2008) and Black Wolf on a White Plain (Summer Palace Press, 2001). Tribe has been translated into Italian (Tribe/Tribù. Translator: Chiara De Luca. Edizioni Kolibris, 2014). Montague’s poetry features in the following anthologies: Science meets Poetry 3, ed. Jean-Patrick Connerade & Iggy McGovern, (Euroscience, Strasbourg, 2013). Four Irish Poets (Quatre poètes irlandais), ed. Clíona Ní Riordáin (Dedalus Press, 2011), The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets, Poems and Essays, ed. Joan McBreen (Salmon Poetry, 2009), Brass on Bronze (Errigal Press, 2005) and Beyond the Rubicon (Covehill Press, 1999), ed. Denise Blake, and breaking the skin, ed. Nigel McLoughlin, Matthew Fluharty and Frank Sewell (The Black Mountain Press, 2002). Her awards include: fellowship for Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, Scotland, 2010; joint first, Cúirt New Irish Writing award, Galway, 2008; prizewinner, Samhain International Poetry Competition, Donegal, 2004; Poetry Ireland nominee for Best Emerging Writer, International Poetry Now Festival, Dun Laoghaire, 2003; Support for the Individual Artist award 2002 (ACNI); Poetry Ireland selectee for 2001 Introductions series. PERSONAL STATEMENT "The natural world is the core inspiration of my poetry. In an age of extinctions, to write about nature is to write about ourselves and our most pressing concerns. My work explores the interactions of the the body and ecology, character and environment, and the power of memory." REVIEW EXCERPT “Montague’s poetry enacts a happy marriage between the scientist’s carefully objective eye and the lyricist’s celebratory (sometimes elegiac) rapture…” — Eamon Grennan, The Irish Times, 2008.

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PAT BORAN was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and currently lives in Dublin where he works as an editor and broadcaster. He has held a number of posts as Writer-in-Residence with libraries and third level institutions and has published five full-length collections of poetry as well as a New and Selected volume. His New and Selected Poems, with an introduction by the late Dennis O'Driscoll, was published in 2005 and reissued in 2007. Editions have appeared in Italian, Hungarian and Macedonian. Fiction publications include short story collection, Strange Bedfellows (1991) and his children's book, All the Way from China (1999), a finalist for the Bisto Book of the Year Award. Non-fiction includes the popular writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (revised and updated in 2013) and A Short History of Dublin (2000). His warmly received memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood, was published in December 2009 and reprinted a month later. 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), Shine On, poetry and prose in support of those affected by mental ill health and, with Gerard Smyth, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, the 2014 Dublin: Once City, One Book choice. A member of Aosdána, he received the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award in the US in 2008. (see also www.patboran.com) REVIEW EXCERPTS "A writer of great tenderness and lyricism" — Agenda (UK) "A kind of lateral visionary; his poems are never only about what they seem to be about" — Bernard O'Donoghue, The Irish Times

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