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Allows the readers to explore substantial selections of the poetry of ten postwar poets - Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paul Durcan, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian.
Paperback, 415 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by Faber & Faber (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jul 30, 2014 Simon Lewis rated it liked it
Lots of good poems in here. Would have liked some notes or reasons why the particular poems were chosen.
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I am not a big fan of poetry, but this collection really gives you a good idea of the historical psyche or Ireland, especially considering the importance of poets in Irish history.
James Barrett
Dec 15, 2012 James Barrett rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Very nice selection from Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paul Durcan, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian.
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Born in Northern Ireland, Muldoon currently resides in the US and teaches at Princeton University. He held the chair of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1999 through 2004. In September 2007, Muldoon became the poetry editor of The New Yorker.

Awards:
1992: Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Madoc: A Mystery
1994: T. S. Eliot Prize for The Annals of Chile
1997: Irish Times Irish Literature
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