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By Pat Boran

New and Selected Poems (Boran)

First published in 2005 and reissued by Dedalus Press in 2007, this generous New and Selected Poems draws on all of Pat Boran’s previous collections.

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Introduction by Dennis O’Driscoll

First published in 2005 and reissued by Dedalus Press in 2007, this generous New and Selected Poems draws on all of Pat Boran’s previous collections, including the chapbook History and Promise.

“The lightness of his syntactic touch is masterly”
—Bernard O’Donoghue, The Irish Times

“Pat Boran’s poems make magic out of found things, and his metaphors light the dark like Roman candles. He is a master of his language; beyond that, he makes poetry matter to me again.”
—Gerard Donovan, author of Schopenhauer’s Telescope, Doctor Salt and Julius Winsome


ISBN 978 1 904556 83 1, Hardback
ISBN 978 1 904556 84 8, Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 244 pp
2007

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Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm

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Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781904556848, PB
  • Size: : 140 x 216 mm
  • Pages: : 244 pp
  • Published: : 2007

About The Author

Author

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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