New and Selected Poems

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Dennis O'Driscoll is among the finest and most popular poets of his generation. New and Selected Poems' shows him to be a poet of humanity and wit whose observant, rhythmically supple poetry is attuned to the tragedies and comedies of contemporary life. One of the book's highlights is The Bottom Line, a multi-voiced and multifaceted portrait of business managers and bureaucrats.

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Overview

POETRY BOOK SOCIETY SPECIAL COMMENDATION

Dennis O'Driscoll is among the finest and most popular poets of his generation. New and Selected Poems' shows him to be a poet of humanity and wit whose observant, rhythmically supple poetry is attuned to the tragedies and comedies of contemporary life. One of the book's highlights is The Bottom Line, a multi-voiced and multifaceted portrait of business managers and bureaucrats.

Closing with a generous selection of previously unpublished work, New and Selected Poems' - which follows Dennis O'Driscoll's acclaimed Exemplary Damages', chosen as a Book of the Year by Seamus Heaney in 2002 - makes for a compelling collection, wide in its appeal and yet imbued with a distinctive and often startling world-view.

Born in Thurles, County Tipperary in 1954, Dennis O'Driscoll has published six collections of poetry and a selection of his essays and reviews, Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams' (Gallery Press). He received a Lannan Literary Award in 1999, the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005 and the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry in 2006. A civil servant since the age of 16, he works for Irish Customs in Dublin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856463730
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Thurles, County Tipperary in 1954, Dennis O'Driscoll is widely-known as a critic as well as a poet; a selection of his essays and reviews, Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams (The Gallery Press), appeared in 2001. In 1999, he received a Lannan Literary Award. A civil servant since the age of 16, he works for Irish Customs in Dublin.

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Table of Contents

from Kist (1982)
Someone 13
Kist 14
Siblings 15
Traces 16
Porlock 17
Wings 18
Miracles 19
Flatland 20
from Hidden extras (1987)
Middle-class blues 23
Here and now 24
Reader's digest family medical adviser 25
Two silences 26
Siblings revisited 27
Disarmament 29
Stillborn 29
Normally speaking 30
What she does not know is 31
Serving time 32
Office photograph 35
Man going to the office 36
A life study 37
Conception 38
Spoiled child 39
Day and night 40
Contracts 41
Time-sharing 42
Thurles 43
Home affairs 44
from Long story short (1993)
Alchemy 49
The death of a beekeeper 50
Mistaken identity 52
3 A.M. 54
Way of life 55
Fruit salad 56
An Uruguayan bagatelle 58
Taking life 60
Job 62
Residuary estates 63
Him 65
Body time 66
Misunderstanding and muzak 67
Roads not taken 68
In office 69
Looking forward 71
Poulaphouca Reservoir 74
Rose windows 75
Siblings united 78
No man's land 80
Operation 81
Reading primo levi on the train 82
Experimental animals 83
Arbor vitae 84
Periodical 85
The bottom line (1994)
from Quality time (1997)
You 117
Selling out 118
Customs 119
Water 120
Sun spots 121
Pioneers 123
The next poem 125
Faith, hope, loss 126
Variations for wind 127
All 132
Sin 133
Time check 134
Talking shop 135
Success story 136
Them and you 137
Voyager 139
Home 140
from Weather permitting (1999)
Either 143
Background music 144
The Celtic tiger 145
Jet age 146
Nor 147
In memory of Alois Alzheimer 148
Snail's pace 149
Votive candles 150
A station 151
Tomorrow 152
Hay barn 154
Towards a Cesere Pavese title 156
9 A.M. 157
Friday 158
Only 159
To a love poet 160
Life cycle 162
Delegates 164
Buying a letterbox 166
Weather permitting 167
Churchyard view 170
from Family album 178
Nocturne 183
from Exemplary damages (2002)
Out of control 187
Blood relations 188
Saturday night fever 190
Years after 191
from Exemplary damages 193
Missing God 196
Heat wave 199
Tulipomania 201
Love life 202
The clericals 205
from Full flight 206
In town 209
While stocks last 211
England 212
No, thanks 217
Not yourself 218
At the seminar 220
Germ warfare 222
So much depends 223
Time pieces 224
Foreseeable futures (2004)
Life 231
Sermons in stones 232
Soft fruit 233
Brothers at sea 234
Natural causes 236
September 239
Foreseeable futures 241
Lord Mayo 243
Seven ages 245
Boy singing Schubert 246
Free range 247
Book sale 248
Non-stop Christmas 249
Eel 251
Low-fat 253
The light of other days 255
The home town 257
Vigil 258
Before 260
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