Two collections from Louis de Paor with translations in English of the original Irish text. These are available at a discount when purchased together. This offer also includes a CD of the poet reading from his work accompanied by the musician Ronan Browne.
Bilingual collection by Louis de Paor, paperback with CD, translations by Kevin Anderson, Biddy Jenkinson and Mary O’Donoghue, with the author: art by Kathleen Furey, music by Ronan Browne.
This collection features a book and CD. It is a collaboration between three different artists working in three different mediums. Kathleen Furey’s images of loss and separation and Ronan Browne’s musical settings provide a counterpoint to Louis de Paor’s poems which struggle constantly towards light and redemption.
Clapping in the Cemetary
The foreword by Dr Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith is a wonderfully succinct introduction to de Paor’s poetry. He describes the selection as ‘an energetic, even boisterous, body of poetry, enlivened by a gift for the unexpected but compelling metaphor, ever ready to invite the reader to look afresh at the world of the everyday. These are poems that effectively combine emotion and intellect, sensuousness and insight, humour and melancholy.’ Those who are new to de Paor’s poetry have much to look forward to in Ag Greadadh Bas sa Reilig – Clapping in the Cemetery. Those who are already familiar with his work can enjoy rediscovering it.