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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

News of the World: Selected Poems

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News of the World includes poems from four of Fallon’s collections, The Speaking Stones (1978), Winter Work (1983), The News and Weather (1987), and Eye to Eye (1993).


Reviews

“Peter Fallon’s poetry confirms Keats’s notion that an intelligence becomes a soul through being schooled in a world of pains and troubles. His poems are soul music of this sort, yet they also belong to a particular place and a particular speech: his way of saying has become a way of seeing, eye to eye with griefs and crises he is emotionally well able for.”
– Seamus Heaney

“I have the greatest liking for Peter Fallon’s poetry. It does not filter the world of the small farm for some urban reader; rather it takes him there. It does so without sentimentality, giving us for instance the brute weariness of farm work (‘Pastorale’) as well as the triumph of work well done (‘The Old Masters’). On the whole, Fallon’s words move artfully within the lexicon of the rural town; their poetry is in the rightness of naming and describing, the exact ear for the beat and savor of country speech, the honest tuning of the poet’s feeling toward his chosen place.”
– Richard Wilbur

“Peter Fallon’s poetry has become very tough and alive, like a just-cut holly stick. Snappy and weighty. Very strong, sharp savour—and where do you find that these days?”
– Ted Hughes

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News of the World includes poems from four of Fallon’s collections, The Speaking Stones (1978), Winter Work (1983), The News and Weather (1987), and Eye to Eye (1993).


Reviews

“Peter Fallon’s poetry confirms Keats’s notion that an intelligence becomes a soul through being schooled in a world of pains and troubles. His poems are soul music of this sort, yet they also belong to a particular place and a particular speech: his way of saying has become a way of seeing, eye to eye with griefs and crises he is emotionally well able for.”
– Seamus Heaney

“I have the greatest liking for Peter Fallon’s poetry. It does not filter the world of the small farm for some urban reader; rather it takes him there. It does so without sentimentality, giving us for instance the brute weariness of farm work (‘Pastorale’) as well as the triumph of work well done (‘The Old Masters’). On the whole, Fallon’s words move artfully within the lexicon of the rural town; their poetry is in the rightness of naming and describing, the exact ear for the beat and savor of country speech, the honest tuning of the poet’s feeling toward his chosen place.”
– Richard Wilbur

“Peter Fallon’s poetry has become very tough and alive, like a just-cut holly stick. Snappy and weighty. Very strong, sharp savour—and where do you find that these days?”
– Ted Hughes

Additional information

Publication date:

1993