Opia , Alan Moore's first collection of poems, introduces a virtuoso poet capable of an unusual range of forms, tones and images. Central to the book is a sequence of sonnets which unfolds the drama of a doomed love affair, with France and Ireland as its backdrop. Elsewhere, Alan Moore adopts a series of masks and voices, from the comic to the serious, and engages in a dazzling succession of scene-changes. Opia is a first book of exceptional energy and inventiveness; it is one of the most assured debuts in recent Irish poetry.
|Publication date:||4th September 1986|
|Publisher:||Anvil Press Poetry an imprint of Carcanet Press Ltd|
|Categories:||Poetry by individual poets,|
Alan Moore was born in Dublin in 1960. A graduate in English and Philosophy of University College, Dublin, he works in the office of the Revenue Commissioners in Dublin.More About Alan Moore