Energetic, muscular, and fully engaged with the physicality of the world, Patrick Deeley’s poems are remarkable for their balance of imagination and narrative accuracy.
“He proves that he is capable of concentrated short poems as well as finely controlled long poems, and there are moments when he moves towards an atavistic identification with the lives of untamed creatures”— Brendan Kennelly, The Sunday Independent
“Patrick Deeley is one of those remarkable poets for whom the raw immensity of the rural will, one suspects, always hold the ultimate imaginative fascination and whose poems are reflections of a gifted and gifting sense of wonder and curiosity”— Fred Johnston, Books Ireland
“Though a number of Irish poets have written about the great changes in Ireland during the last ten to fifteen years, none have done it as beautifully, as potently, as Deeley.” — Contrary magazine
ISBN 9781901233916 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 108 pp