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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

The Magdalene Sermon and Earlier Poems

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The Magdalene Sermon was published in Ireland by The Gallery Press in 1989 and was chosen as one of the three best books of poetry that year by the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Poetry Book Prize Committee. It is augmented in this volume by earlier poems selected and revised from The Rose-Geranium series.


Reviews 

“It is the ‘green leaf of language’ twisting through these poems that gives the reader the necessary encouragement to enter into a world of strange occurrences, of not totally comprehensible connections, of conversations without obvious contexts, and of dream-like encounters.”
– Douglas Sealy, The Irish Times

“It is fitting that Mary Magdalene—who has been seen as whore, apostle, love, and priestess—be the patron saint of this book. Ní Chuilleanáin’s  eccentric poems uncover hidden dramas in many guises, and she continually holds us captive by her luminous voice.”
– Molly Bendall, Denver Quarterly

The Magdalene Sermon is simple, uncluttered, and limpid, and Ní Chuilleanáin’s poems are graceful and marvelously unfussy; she seems incapable of writing a superfluous line.”
– Jonathan Allison, Irish Literary Supplement

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Description

The Magdalene Sermon was published in Ireland by The Gallery Press in 1989 and was chosen as one of the three best books of poetry that year by the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Poetry Book Prize Committee. It is augmented in this volume by earlier poems selected and revised from The Rose-Geranium series.


Reviews 

“It is the ‘green leaf of language’ twisting through these poems that gives the reader the necessary encouragement to enter into a world of strange occurrences, of not totally comprehensible connections, of conversations without obvious contexts, and of dream-like encounters.”
– Douglas Sealy, The Irish Times

“It is fitting that Mary Magdalene—who has been seen as whore, apostle, love, and priestess—be the patron saint of this book. Ní Chuilleanáin’s  eccentric poems uncover hidden dramas in many guises, and she continually holds us captive by her luminous voice.”
– Molly Bendall, Denver Quarterly

The Magdalene Sermon is simple, uncluttered, and limpid, and Ní Chuilleanáin’s poems are graceful and marvelously unfussy; she seems incapable of writing a superfluous line.”
– Jonathan Allison, Irish Literary Supplement

Additional information

Publication date:

1991

Pages:

64

Binding:

paperback