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Tagged: “Collected Poems | Michael Longley”

The WFU Press Holiday Sale & Gift-Giving Guide

The WFU Press Holiday Sale is back! Use coupon code WFUPHOLIDAY at checkout and receive 40% off our entire catalog (forthcoming books excluded). The sale runs through Christmas, but order by Dec. 16th to ensure your gift arrives in time. Can’t decide what to get your friends and family for the holidays? We know gift-giving…

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Poem of the Week: “Laertes” by Michael Longley

When he found Laertes alone on the tidy terrace, hoeing
Around a vine, disreputable in his gardening duds,
Patched and grubby, leather gaiters protecting his shins
Against brambles, gloves as well, and, to cap it all,
Sure sign of his deep depression, a goatskin duncher,
Odysseus sobbed in the shade of a pear-tree for his father…

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‘Tis the season for poetry readings

Everyone knows that poetry is best when listened to, so kick back, relax and belatedly celebrate National Poetry Day with some readings from our poets. Ciaran Carson reading “Snow” from Belfast Confetti Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads from The Sun-Fish Paula Meehan reads her poem “Death of a Field” from Painting Rain Michael Longley reads “Harmonica” from his Collected Poems Vona…

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