'It takes a special genius to see the real and important lurking in the mundanely routine - O'Driscoll, the Irish Larkin, does. This most astute of poets juxtaposes the soul of the artist with the exactness of the anthropologist; the result is work of meditative intelligence, humour and forgiving humanity.' Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times 'Dennis O'Driscoll has produced an extraordinary body of work - Some of his poems have already achieved the status of classics.' Richard Tillinghast, Poetry Ireland Review
About the Author
Dennis O'Driscoll was born in Thurles in 1954. He has published eight previous collections of poetry, a book of essays, two collections of literary quotations and 'Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney'. He has received numerous awards in Ireland and the USA. He worked for almost forty years in Ireland's Revenue and Customs service.