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4.0 out of 5 stars An unusual first collection.
What drew me to this book was how unlike other Irish poets Wheatley is, especially poets from the south of Ireland. I enjoyed the way he handles rhyme and narrative.
Published on 29 Feb. 2000

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2.0 out of 5 stars Erudite
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.
Published on 14 Jan. 2000


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2.0 out of 5 stars Erudite, 14 Jan. 2000
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This review is from: Thirst (Hardcover)
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An unusual first collection., 29 Feb. 2000
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This review is from: Thirst (Paperback)
What drew me to this book was how unlike other Irish poets Wheatley is, especially poets from the south of Ireland. I enjoyed the way he handles rhyme and narrative.
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1.0 out of 5 stars An insipid book., 6 May 1999
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Verbal Alchemy, 7 Oct. 2000
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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.
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