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Wake Forest
University Press

Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Wake: Up to Poetry

"The act of poetry is a rebel act."

Happy birthday to Ciaran Carson

Author of poetry and prose, translator, professor, and accomplished musician, Ciaran Carson is a man of so many talents that we never need much of an excuse to celebrate him. Many happy returns to you, from all at Wake Forest Press!

Year After Year

playing the tune
over you’ve been

cutting out
the frills getting

to know how
the notes are more

truly told by
leaving them

alone to be
found by the bow

Ciaran Carson, from Until Before After (2010)

For more about this book, read our interview with Ciaran Carson.


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