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Michael O'Loughlin is recognized as one of the most important Irish poets of his generation. His poetry collections include Stalingrad: The Street Dictionary, Atlantic Blues, The Diary of a Silence, and Another Nation: New & Selected Poems. O'Loughlin has also published a collection of short stories, and he has translated Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg's selected poems, ...more
Paperback, 54 pages
Published April 21st 2011 by New Island Books
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Emer Martin
Jun 06, 2014 Emer Martin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry

This is my favourite poetry book of the last five years. Michael O Loughlinn's poetry soars and swoops and kicks you in the face. I have taught his poems in workshops and they are accessible and beautiful, not an easy combination. here is one of my favorites from this book.

This city has dyed her hair blonde

And had her breasts remodelled

To look like the whoreIn the hotel foyer

Anywhere in the world

I want to know what she looked like before

So I climb Queen Vi
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Praised by the National Catholic Reporter for having "a keen eye and an adroit pen," Michael J. O'Loughlin is the national reporter for Crux, The Boston Globe's publication covering "all things Catholic."

O'Loughlin writes regularly about contemporary Catholic issues, including religion and politics, Catholic young adults, the role of the Church in the public square, and much more.

He has also writt
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