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Morning Glory Beyond Rathmines
A Dublin poem, of going and returning, from Gerard Smyth.
in their morning glory beyond Rathmines. From A New Tenancy by Gerard Smyth, published by Dedalus
Places Like Home
Poet Gerard Smyth and painter Seán McSweeney have produced a remarkable collaboration of words and images built around the farms, fields and landscapes of Co Meath, where each of them spent some time in childhood
Held By The Roots
Gerard Smyth is a poet strongly associated with his native Dublin, and in particular with the period of his childhood and youth. His new collection is marked by an impulse to record, with piety and fidelity. The tone is elegiac, yet the poems are still open to the new and exotic
Found Again
Towards the close of Gerard Smyth’s quietly impressive collection, a sequence of elegies acts as both an act of creative solidarity and a defiant rebuttal of creativity’s all-too-inevitable cessation. The poems, rather like memory itself, call out to and answer each other.
A Song of Elsewhere
The seventh collection of poems from Gerard Smyth, a poet strongly associated with his native Dublin, features poems from Paris, Lisbon and the American Midwest.
The City in Song and Verse
The new One City One Book choice, in succession to 2013's Strumpet City, is to be launched early next month.
is by one of the editors, Gerard Smyth and is dedicated to Seamus Heaney and his wife, Marie, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song has been published by Dedalus Press and will be officially launched on March 5th at the General Post Office. Edited by poets Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth, If Ever You Go is an inspired collection of poems featuring the streets, parts and people of Dublin. The extracts range in time from a wonderful celebration of Howth Head written in the twelfth
It's wonderful to be here
Philip Larkin dated the sexual revolution to 1963 and the Beatles' first LP. Perhaps, but the album that came along fifty years ago this month was revolutionary in more than one sense.
Gerard Smyth writes: Philip Larkin tells us in his poem “Annus Mirabilis” that “life was never better than / in nineteen sixty-three ...” and associates this belief with the release that year of the Beatles’ first LP. Larkin sees it as a transformative moment, the portal to a new period of sexual freedom, when …every life became A brilliant breaking of the bank. Others of course might have regarded two world wars as already having influenced attitudes to non-marital sex – as evident
For the Desert Air
Was Ethna MacCarthy intimidated by brilliant male friends? Or was she, as an haut bourgeois Catholic, simply too well brought-up to follow her own literary ambition in this rollicking tide of masculinities? The posthumous publication of her verse shows how much we have been missing.
One City, Many Voices
A new collection confines itself to poems about the city of Dublin but does not lack breadth or variety, spanning the centuries, including outsider as well as insider perspectives, and placing the old in dialogue with the new.
Picturing the People
Daniel Macdonald’s ‘An Irish Peasant Family Discovering the Blight of their Store’ is perhaps a strange painting for a man wanting to make his career in London to produce. Macdonald’s sympathy for the downtrodden and their culture is unique in his generation.