The Boning Hall: New and Selected Poems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857545982
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Pegeen Mike's Farewell to the Playboy 13
The Boning Hall 14
Fairy Tale 15
The Art of House Maintenance 16
The Ice Age 17
Poem for my Birthday 18
Prescribing the Pill 19
'My role was that of an observer' 20
Solo 21
The Ballad of Caitlin and Sean 22
Seascape, Errislanann 23
September Twelfth 24
Persephone Astray 25
The Crow on the Cradle 27
Billie 28
Star of the Sea 29
Rebuilding the St. John 30
PMT - The Movie 31
The Climber 32
Hunting 33
The Dinner Table 34
Casida of the one Wounded by the River 35
The Escape 36
Polemic 37
The Man of Aran 38
Divorce Referendum 39
Bean Sidhe 40
The Poetry Harlots 41
Welsh Pastoral 42
The Widow's Prayer 43
Tobar Mhaire 44
Cat Sense 45
From The Drug Notebook: The Past Conditional 46
From The Drug Notebook: The King of the Cats 47
From The Drug Notebook: Finis 48
The Wineapple 49
Bowbend 51
Songs from the Beehive 52
Credo 59
Veronica 60
Brushstrokes in Stone 61
Casa Pia 63
The Journey 63
Moyne Park 69
Canvas Currach 69
The Maighdean Mhara 70
Grainne's Answer to Burke's Proposal 70
Cealtrach 71
The Visit (i) 72
Ave (iv) 72
The Shape of Saying (ix) 73
Ghost (xi) 74
Miss Panacea Regrets 77
The Wound 83
A Touch of Sass 84
Interior 85
Geis 86
Caoineadh Mhaire 87
Knell 88
The Lightcatchers 89
Meditation on the Long Walk 90
The Otter Woman 91
Song of the Wise Woman 92
The Annunciation 93
Forgive Me that I am Coping Badly 94
Area of Scientific Interest 97
The Loose Alexandrines 98
The Spanish Lady 99
The Ballad of Pepsi and Wonderbra 100
Anubis in Oghery 101
The Abandoned Child 101
The Pearl Sonnet 103
The Joiner's Bench 103
Violation 104
Wanted, Muse 105
Macchu Picchu, Inis Mor 106
Canvas Currach II 107
These are not Sweet Girls 108
Committed 110
Ceres in Caherlistrane 111
In the Name of God and of the Dead Generations 112
The Poet's Lover Names her Price 114
The Cost of the Gift 115
After the Funeral, the Departure 116
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