From Centre City

From Centre City

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This is Thomas Kinsella's first book of poems since 1988, and it collects together the contents of five private publications from his Peppercanister Press in Dublin. Following the poems of family and social history in Blood and Family , the new book continues with a body of personal poetry from the poet's home places in the city. There are two longer poems: the book opens with 'One Fond Embrace' , a private personal accounting, and closes with 'Open Court' , set in one of the crowded literary scences in Dublin's recent past. There are too the first short poems from Kinsella's new home in County Wicklow. This book is intended for poetry market, especially in USA and Ireland (N & S).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 8mm | 117.94g
  • Carcanet Press Ltd
  • OxfordPoets
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192822721
  • 9780192822727

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From Centre City - Thomas Kinsella's first book since 1988 - continues with the poems of family and social history of Blood and Family, collecting together five recent publications from his own Peppercanister Press. There are two longer poems in this body of personal poetry from the poet's home places, the city of Dublin, and his new home in County Wicklow. The book opens with 'One Fond Embrace', a private accounting, and ends with 'Open Court', set in one of the crowded literary scenes from the city's recent past.show more

Table of contents

One fond embrace; there are established personal places - apostle of hope, seven, rituals of departure, brothers in the craft, in memory, dura mater, night conference, Wood Quay 6th June 1979, at the western ocean's edge; a portrait of the artist - administrator, social work, the stable, household spirits, the bell, the back lane, the stranger, departure platforms, the last, memory of W.H. Auden; better is an handful with quietness - Madonna, morning coffee, visiting hour, at the head table; from Stephen's Green - open court, dream; Ihave known the hissing assemblies; we sat face to face; I left the road.show more

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