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Leland Bardwell is one of the senior figures in Irish writing, widely admired for the energy, wit and daring of her poems, plays, short stories and novels.

Following the reissue in 2012 of her short story collection, Different Kinds of Love (twenty-five years after its first publication), Them’s Your Mammy’s Pills brings together the work included in two previous Dedalus Press poetry collections, Dostoevsky’s Grave (1991) and The Noise of Masonry Settling (2006). The former is the source of a number of poems that have become classics of 1980s Dublin, among them ‘The Bingo Bus’, ‘Clondalkin Concrete’ and ‘Them’s Your Mammy’s Pills’; the more recent poems follows the poet’s subsequent moves, north and west to the Sligo coast and the odd consolations of “the unforgiving sea”. This new gathering brings this spirited, vibrant and wholly authentic work to a new generation of readers.

“Leland Bardwell’s poetry is witty, full of sharp, intimate honesty, full of truth and surprises. She is a poet who has felt the shocks of our time, the private impacts and the historic changes.” — Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin


ISBN 9781910251089 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 140 pp
April 2015

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Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm

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  • ISBN: : 9781910251089
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: : 140 pp
  • Published: : April 2015

About The Author

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Leland Bardwell was born in India, grew up in Leixlip and was educated in Dublin with extra mural studies in London University. She has published five novels, most recently Mother to a Stranger which was a bestseller in translation in Germany, while her early novel The House was recently issued in their classic series by Blackstaff Press. Numerous radio plays and stories have been broadcast on RTÉ radio and her stage plays include The Life of Edith Piaf. Her most recent poetry collection is The Noise of Masonry Settling (Dedalus, 2006). Her memoir, A Restless Life, appeared in 2008 from Liberties Press. The recipient of the Marten Toonder Award in 1993, and the Dede Korkut Short Story Award from Turkish PEN in 2010, she is a co-editor of the long-running literary magazine, Cyphers. A member of Aosdána, she lives in County Sligo. REVIEW EXCERPTS "She is the doyenne of women poets writing in English. Her work has humour and wit... It has the immediacy of personal conversation, yet is crafted with care for form. She makes something extraordinary of 'ordinary' experience". — Irish Press "Leland Bardwell's poetry is witty, full of sharp, intimate honesty, full of truth and surprises. She is a poet who has felt the shocks of our time, the private impacts and the historic changes" — Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

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