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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Selected and New Poems | Michael Hartnett

$9.95

This volume reveals a crucial body of work in Irish poetry, previously unavailable in North America. Beginning with a number of his precocious lyrics, written in Hartnett’s teens, the volume continues through exquisite love poems and early elegies, some pastoral poems and, later, farewells to pastoral. Hartnett’s celebrated declaration to write in Irish introduces a series of translations and announces the more public arguments of subsequent poems in English. The book concludes with five extended parables about salvation and the artistic life. It is undeniable evidence of a singular dedication and achievement.

“The act of poetry is a rebel act.”
– Michael Hartnett


Reviews

“The secret of a Hartnett poem is that there is always an idea implied and waiting in the lines.”
– James Liddy, The Bellingham Review

 

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Description

This volume reveals a crucial body of work in Irish poetry, previously unavailable in North America. Beginning with a number of his precocious lyrics, written in Hartnett’s teens, the volume continues through exquisite love poems and early elegies, some pastoral poems and, later, farewells to pastoral. Hartnett’s celebrated declaration to write in Irish introduces a series of translations and announces the more public arguments of subsequent poems in English. The book concludes with five extended parables about salvation and the artistic life. It is undeniable evidence of a singular dedication and achievement.

“The act of poetry is a rebel act.”
– Michael Hartnett


Reviews

“The secret of a Hartnett poem is that there is always an idea implied and waiting in the lines.”
– James Liddy, The Bellingham Review

 

Additional information

Publication date:

1994

Pages:

112

Binding:

paperback