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By Borbála Faragó,

By Eva Bourke

Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland

Edited by Eva Bourke and Borbála Faragó, Landing Places is an introduction to a wide variety of poets who have made their home in Ireland in recent years


Editors Eva Bourke and Borbála Faragó present a timely and important anthology of poems by sixty-six poets, both recent arrivals and second-generation immigrants all over the world, who have made their homes in Ireland and who contribute to, challenge and ultimately broaden the definiton of what is thought of as ‘writing from Ireland’.


Chris Agee, Peter Oliver Arnds, Celeste Augé, Denise Blake, Megan Buckley, Sandra Bunting, Kristina Camilleri, Anamaria Crowe Serrano, Kinga Elwira Cybulska, Kathryn Daily, Carla De Tona, Annie Deppe, Theodore Deppe, Gabriel Ezutah, Lisa Frank, Matthew Geden, John Givens, Paul Gratten, Shane Guthrie, Mirela Nicoleta Hincianu, Joseph Horgan, Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa, Paul Jeffcutt, Enrique Juncosa, Matt Kirkham, Chuck Kruger, Anatoly Kurdyavitsky, Slavek Kwi, Paul Maddern, Nyaradzo Masunda , Jennifer Matthews, Clare McDonnell, Irma Mento, Susan Millar Dumars, Judith Mok, Panchali Mukherji, Mary Mullen, Pete Mullineaux, Tom Myp, Chris Nikkel, Daniel O’donoghue, Kinga Olszewska, Julia Piera, Hajo Quade, Ursula Rani Sarma, Mark Roper, Judy Russell, Eckhardt Schmidt, Jo Slade, Tiziana Soverino, Raphael Josef Stachniss, Lisa Steppe, Richard Tillinghast, Eriko Tsugawa-Madden, Rose Tuelo Brock, Andreas Vogel, Maria Wallace, Cliff Wedgebury, Grace Wells, Sally Wheeler, Sabine Wichert, Landa Wo, Rachel Audrey Wyatt, Adam Wyeth, Alex Wylie and Ann Zell.

ISBN 978 1 906614 21 8 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 238 pp
March 2010


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About The Author


Borbála Faragó is a poet and academic working on contemporary Irish poetry. She was born in Hungary and came to live in Ireland in 1997. She has work published in Poetry Ireland Review and Open Wide Magazine.


Eva Bourke, born in Germany in 1946 is a poet and translator. She has published six collections of poetry, Gonella (Salmon, 1985), Litany for the Pig (Salmon, 1990), Spring in Henry Street (Dedalus, 1996), Travels with Gandolpho (Dedalus 2000), The Latitude of Naples (Dedalus, 2005), piano (Dedalus 2011), a selection of Elisabeth Borchers in English translation Winter auf weißem Papier / Winter on White Paper (Dedalus, Poetry Europe Series , 2002), two comprehensive anthologies of contemporary Irish poets in German translation, Hundsrose (Maro Verlag, Augsburg 1985) and Mit grüner Tinte / With Green Ink (Kolibri, Bamberg 1996). She co-edited Landing Places. Immigrant Poets in Ireland (Dedalus, 2010) and Watching my Hands at Work. A Festschrift for Adrian Frazier, director of the MA in Writing at NUI Galway (Salmon, 2013). The Latitude of Naples and piano appeared in Italian translation (Collibri 2010 and 2012). Together with Vincent Woods, she edited Speaking of Music, an anthology of writings by contemporary Irish prose writers and poets on the theme of music, due to be published in 2016. Her criticism includes essays on Trakl, Tranströmer, Jandl (PIR), Benn (Poetry Review January 2015). She has taught in Creative Writing programs in the US and in the MA in Writing at NUIGalway. She has received numerous awards and bursaries from the Arts Council and is a member of Aosdána. PERSONAL STATEMENT "I admire formal poetry but I’m drawn to free verse more for its natural, organic, holistic feeling encompassing the physical (voice, heartbeat) and the non-physical (insight). Poetry offers illumination and hope by giving us trustworthy language appealing directly to the intellect, the senses and above all the emotions." REVIEW EXCERPT "… rich, copiously descriptive poems (…) packed with astonishing images and detailed observation, this is a book to relish. Bourke’s prose poems tell fabulous stories …" — John McAuliffe on Piano, The Irish Times

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