1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2000
The poems in this collection are very much reliant on their european descendents ... the translations in particular ... in that sense I agree with the reviewer from Tyrone, but to say all poetry from the Republic is smug is inaccurate ... it is unfortunate that this poet, not representative, has given such an impression.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 May 1999
This collection of poems is very disappointing. It is a deriative collection. Derek Mahon seems to be the big influence on Mr Wheatley. Like so much poetry emanating from the Republic of Ireland it is self regarding and rather smug.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2000
Highly crafted poems from an Irish writer I came across by chance -- formal without being formalist and, with due respect to the reader from Tyrone, not at all insipid, to this reader at least.