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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd (24 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716531186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716531180
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 1.6 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,275,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leontia Flynn is a research fellow at The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen's University, Belfast. She has written three collections of poetry, all published by Jonathan Cape, and has received the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the O'Shaughnessy Prize for Irish poetry and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. She has also been short-listed for the T.S. Eliot and Whitbread prizes.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on 28 April 2014
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I am a huge fan of Medbh McGuckian, despite her obscurity. I was delighted to hear that this book was being published and ordered a copy immediately. Unfortunately, I find it considerably more confusing than the poetry it sets out to elucidate! It's full of academic jargon and builds no bridges whatsoever for the lay reader who wishes to access this poet's remarkable body of work. I am more convinced than ever that one simply has to let McGuckian work her subliminal magic ... at least until someone more skilled than Ms Flynn puts pen to paper!
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