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Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Seatown and Earlier Poems

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Seatown and Earlier Poems combines selections from Conor O’Callaghan’s first book The History of Rain with his second volume Seatown for his North American debut. These poems are powerfully attractive and accessible on first reading, yet they reward rereading, particularly when forms such as terza rima, sestinas, and villanelles disclose themselves as the inevitable complement of a contemporary, on-the-edge setting.


Reviews

Seatown is deft, intelligent, a masterpiece of moody atmospherics. O’Callaghan has painstakingly assembled a faultless body of poems that haunt and persist.”
– Sinéad Morrissey, PN Review

“O’Callaghan’s poetry is marvelously his own. . . . [Its] bewitching obliquity . . . obviates neat conclusions. What is evident from Seatown and its predecessor is that Conor O’Callaghan is a gifted poet.”
– Stephen Knight, The Literary Supplement

“His concern is contemporary Ireland—an Ireland poised, like a coastal town, at the defining edge of two worlds, one that must learn to contain both its past . . . and its present. . . . Conor O’Callaghan will ‘make tracks’ on this side of the ocean as well as in his native land.”
– Judith Kitchen, Georgia Review

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Seatown and Earlier Poems combines selections from Conor O’Callaghan’s first book The History of Rain with his second volume Seatown for his North American debut. These poems are powerfully attractive and accessible on first reading, yet they reward rereading, particularly when forms such as terza rima, sestinas, and villanelles disclose themselves as the inevitable complement of a contemporary, on-the-edge setting.


Reviews

Seatown is deft, intelligent, a masterpiece of moody atmospherics. O’Callaghan has painstakingly assembled a faultless body of poems that haunt and persist.”
– Sinéad Morrissey, PN Review

“O’Callaghan’s poetry is marvelously his own. . . . [Its] bewitching obliquity . . . obviates neat conclusions. What is evident from Seatown and its predecessor is that Conor O’Callaghan is a gifted poet.”
– Stephen Knight, The Literary Supplement

“His concern is contemporary Ireland—an Ireland poised, like a coastal town, at the defining edge of two worlds, one that must learn to contain both its past . . . and its present. . . . Conor O’Callaghan will ‘make tracks’ on this side of the ocean as well as in his native land.”
– Judith Kitchen, Georgia Review

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Publication date:

2000

Pages:

96

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