The poems in The Blind Stitch interweave family, marriage, love and friendship into a larger world of public life. Set in Delanty's native Cork, and in America and India, the book is sewn together with two main conceits. One is that of the leper, which concerns personal and public suffering and complicity; the other is that of needlework, threads that run through our public and private lives, seen and unseen, stitching us all together.
|Publication date:||29th March 2001|
|Publisher:||OxfordPoets an imprint of Carcanet Press Ltd|
|Categories:||Poetry by individual poets,|
Greg Delanty was born in Cork City, Ireland in 1958. Since 1986 he has spent most of his time in Vermont where he teaches at St. Michael's College. Delanty has received numerous awards including the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry Award (1997) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008). He was granted an Irish Arts Council Bursary and is a past president of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers.More About Greg Delanty