The Collected Poems: 1956-1994

The Collected Poems: 1956-1994

by Thomas Kinsella, Kinsella
     
 

The Collected Poems of the distinguished poet Thomas Kinsella contains virtually all his own poems, written over the past forty years. His early books, of the 1950s and 1960s, include occasional poems, lyrics in traditional forms, and longer poems and sequences on themes ranging from history to politics. There are speculative narratives in local settings, such as

Overview

The Collected Poems of the distinguished poet Thomas Kinsella contains virtually all his own poems, written over the past forty years. His early books, of the 1950s and 1960s, include occasional poems, lyrics in traditional forms, and longer poems and sequences on themes ranging from history to politics. There are speculative narratives in local settings, such as "A Country Walk" and "Downstream," and family poems of close observation, with a growing mythical and allegorical element. There is also much public poety, including "Butcher's Dozen," on the Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry in 1972. His books since the 1980s continue with poems of public and literary comment, such as "Open Court," and a growing body of personal and private poetry, including "Songs of the Psyche" and "Personal Places."
The Collected Poems offers readers an intriguing glimpse into the evolution of a fascinating poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192825261
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/19/1996
Series:
Oxford Poets Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.01(d)

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Meet the Author

Thomas Kinsella is also well-known for his translations from Irish literature, such as The Tain, and he has made a continuing, and often controversial, study of Ireland's dual tradition in English and Irish literature. He now lives in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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