Voices at the World's Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael


An extraordinary anthology of poetry and prose that is part travel writing, part meditative day-book, part natural history.
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An extraordinary anthology of poetry and prose that is part travel writing, part meditative day-book, part natural history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906614355
  • Publisher: Dedalus Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Marie Heaney 11

Editor's Introduction 19

A fine soft morning on Sceilig Bay, trans Derek Mahon 23

Skellig Birds Paddy Bushe 27

Entrance 29

Climbing the Eye of the Needle, South Peak 30

Illuminated Manuscript 31

Eadarlúid Oíche Gaoithe 32

Interval on a Windy Night 33

Fardoras 34

Lintel 35

Oileánú 38

Islanding 39

Stormbound 40

The Dragons and Archangels of Skellig Michael 42

Night on Skellig Michael John F. Deane 45

Skellig 49

Sailing to the Edge Theo Dorgan 55

A High Tradition Kerry Hardie 65

Reading Heinrich Boll's The Clown on a bus bound for Skellig Michael 79

Skellig Michael 80

Sky Station 81

Strange Company 82

Bun na Faille Biddy Jenkinson 84

Smál 84

Clochán 84

Suí Fhionan 85

Sólás 85

An Manach agus an Chailleach Nite Éadaigh 86

Brionglóid Sceilge 87

Limistéir 88

The Last Holy Woman of Sceilg 89

An Cat Mara 100

Gannets Seán Lysaght 105

Storm Petrels 106

Vertigo Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 111

Díseart na Sceilge Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill 120

Skellig Hermitage 121

Éanlaith na Sceilge 124

Birds of Skellig 125

Annálacha Díseart na Sceilge 130

The Annals of the Skellig Hermitage 131

Out in the Weather Bernard O'donoghue 141

Weather 148

The Skellig Listeners 151

Sa Mhainistir Cathal Ó Searcaigh 154

In the Monastery 155

Ceathrúintí Thuathal Mac Liag 156

Tuathal Mac Liag's Quatrains 157

Tuathal ag Cuimhneamh ar Chaomhán 162

Tuathal Daydreams Caomhán 163

Tuathal ag Mealladh Chaomháin 164

Tuathal Seduces Caomhán 165

Paidir Thuathail 166

Tuathal's Prayer 167

Timesis Macdara Woods 171

In the Light of Whipple's Moon 183

At the Butler Arms Derek Mahon 185

Notes on Contributors 187

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