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Michael Hartnett (1941-1999) had a distinguished and highly respected career in his native Ireland. Even before the publication of his 1968 collection with the Dolmen Press, Anatomy of a Cliche, his poems earned critical esteem and, in time, they were recognized by the Irish Poetry Prize in 1980, a Poetry Ireland Choice in 1987, and awards from the Irish-American Cultural ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Gallery Books
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Michael Hartnett's early death was immensely sad. Returning to his poetry now I find I'm especially impressed by his 1970s writing - A Farewell to English in particular - and his growing sense of continuity from older poets.
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I love Michael Hartnett almost as much as Yeats. His series in this collection, Anatomy of a Cliche, is my favorite.
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Michael Hartnett (Irish: Mícheál Ó hAirtnéide) was an Irish poet who wrote in both English and Irish. He was one of the most significant voices in late 20th-century Irish writing and has been called "Munster's de facto poet laureate".
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