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From Centre City, Thomas Kinsella's first book of poems since Blood and Family (1988), is an outstanding selection of poetry taken from the works of five pamphlets, privately published by Kinsella's own Peppercannister Press in Dublin. Dealing primarily with family history and the bloody social history of the nineteenth century that are "tangled together in the area," this collection continues with a body of personal poetry based on experiences and places in various parts of the poets previous home city of ...
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From Centre City, Thomas Kinsella's first book of poems since Blood and Family (1988), is an outstanding selection of poetry taken from the works of five pamphlets, privately published by Kinsella's own Peppercannister Press in Dublin. Dealing primarily with family history and the bloody social history of the nineteenth century that are "tangled together in the area," this collection continues with a body of personal poetry based on experiences and places in various parts of the poets previous home city of Dublin. Also included are the first short poems from Kinsella's new home in County Wicklow. The editor of the highly acclaimed New Oxford Book of Irish Verse and translator of the Irish classic The Tain, Kinsella again establishes himself as a poet whom Seamus Heaney hailed as one "who over the last decade has been mastering an idiom."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192822727
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 69
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

One Fond Embrace 1
There are established personal places 13
Apostle of Hope 14
Seven 15
Rituals of Departure 18
Brothers in the Craft 19
In Memory 20
Dura Mater 23
Night Conference, Wood Quay: 6 June 1979 25
At the Western Ocean's Edge 26
A Portrait of the Artist 29
Administrator 30
Social Work 31
The Stable 32
Household Spirits 34
The Bell 35
The Back Lane 36
The Stranger 39
Departure Platforms 41
The Last 42
Memory of W. H. Auden 43
Better is an handful with quietness 47
Madonna 48
Morning Coffee 50
Visiting Hour 53
At the Head Table 54
From Stephen's Green 59
Open Court 60
Dream 65
I left the road 67
We sat face to face 68
I have known the hissing assemblies 69
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