Magdalene Sermon and Earlier Poems

Magdalene Sermon and Earlier Poems

by Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Eilean N. Chuilleanain
     
 

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The Magdalene Sermon was published in Ireland by The Gallery Press in 1989 and was chosen as one of the three best books of poetry that year by the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Poetry Book Prize Committee. It is augmented in this volume by earlier poems selected and revised from The Rose-Geranium series.

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The Magdalene Sermon was published in Ireland by The Gallery Press in 1989 and was chosen as one of the three best books of poetry that year by the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Poetry Book Prize Committee. It is augmented in this volume by earlier poems selected and revised from The Rose-Geranium series.

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Ni Chuilleanain is often cited not only as a major poet in the generation after Kinsella, Montague, and Murphy, but also as the major woman poet now writing in Ireland and Great Britain. The Magdalene sermon was published in Ireland by Gallery Press in 1989, and is augmented here by earlier poems selected and revised from The Rose geranium series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916390433
Publisher:
Wake Forest University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.26(d)

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Born in Cork in 1942, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin graduated from University College Cork in 1962, with a BA in English and History, followed by a MA in English in 1964, and she also studied at Oxford University. Ní Chuilleanáin was Associate Professor of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters), and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin until her retirement in 2011. Since then she has continued to teach an option on John Donne and also contributes to the M.Phil in Medieval Language, Literature and Culture, and to the M.Phils in Literary Translation and Comparative Literature. Ní Chuilleanáin edits the literary journal Cyphers with two other poet-editors, including her husband MacDara Woods. She and her husband have a son, Niall. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is often cited not only as a major poet in the generation after Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, and Richard Murphy, but also as the foremost female poet now writing in Ireland and Great Britain. In 1992, she was awarded the prestigious O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award by The Irish American Cultural Institute. Her most recent volume, The Boys of Bluehill (2015), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Her previous volumes include Acts and Monuments (1966), which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award; Site of Ambush (1975); The Second Voyage (1977), which included selections from the previous two volumes; The Magdalene Sermon and Earlier Poems (1991); The Brazen Serpent (1995); The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2002); Selected Poems (2009); The Sun-fish (2010), which won the International Griffin Poetry Prize; and The Legend of the Walled-Up Wife (2012), translations from the Romanian poetry of Ileana Mălăncioiu. With Medbh McGuckian, Ní Chuilleanáin also co-translated the poems of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill in The Water Horse (2001).

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