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Update Poems 2011-2012 by Dennis O'Driscoll


Update Poems 2011-2012 by Dennis O'Driscoll

After the completion of 'Dear Life', his highly praised ninth collection of poems, Dennis O'Driscoll kept his finished poems in a computer file called 'Newest Poems', subtitled 'Since completion of 'Dear Life and 'April 2011 - '. This book reproduces its complete contents. The title we have given it, from an outstanding poem, signifies one important aspect of the collection: that it forms a substantial update to the body of his published work. Despite the collection's provisional and unfinished nature (since the poet surely hoped to add to it and prepare it for publication), the 33 poems are ones which his many readers will want to have. Darker even than much of 'Dear Life', they are full of his inimitable humour, his searching eye, his characteristic wit and wisdom.

About the Author

Dennis O'Driscoll's previous publications include New and Selected Poems (2004), a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation, and Reality Check (2007). He is editor of The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations (2006), author of a collection of essays and reviews, Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams, The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney (2001), and a contributor to (2008). He works as a civil servant in Dublin.

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Publication date

10th October 2014


Dennis O'Driscoll

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Anvil Press Poetry an imprint of Carcanet Press Ltd


64 pages


Poetry by individual poets



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