An Cion go dtí Seo

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Gleaned here are poems from her milestone volumes as well as new work: ‘While Mac an tSaoi’s imitation of the forms and poetic diction of earlier phases of Irish poetry from the bardic period through to the folk songs familiar to her from extended childhood visits to Dún Chaoin has been criticised as pastiche, the almost classical rigour of her language also provides a cover for a more subversive enterprise, deflecting attention from the challenge posed to standard morality in her most achieved work.’ (The Cambridge History of Irish Literature, Vol.II 1890-2000, Ed. M. Kelleher & P. O’ Leary). Máire paved the way for a generation of outstanding women poets and her courage and linguistic integrity have always been exemplary. This is an indispensable collection.

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