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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 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 six collections of poetry as well as New and Selected Poems (2007), with an introduction by the late Dennis O'Driscoll, and A Man Is Only As Good (2017), a pocket-sized introduction to his poetry to date. Editions of his work have appeared in Italian, Hungarian and Macedonian. His fiction publications include the short story collection, Strange Bedfellows (1991) and his Bisto Book of the Year Shortlisted children's title, All the Way from China (1999). 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) and, with Gerard Smyth, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song, the 2014 Dublin: Once City, One Book choice. 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 www.patboran.com)

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