Among These Winters

By Mary O'Donoghue

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Second collection of poems by Boston-based Irish poet, Mary O’Donoghue
SKU: 9781904556701
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Second collection of poems by Boston-based Irish poet, Mary O’Donoghue

“Among These Winters opens with an epigraph from Rilke on the heartbreak of parting, and stays mindful of this theme… There are also poems that send you scurrying to the OED—only to be astonished by her gift for the perfect and surprising word. O’Donoghue takes a polymath’s delight in language that calls to mind Mahon, Muldoon and, especially, Auden, as she imaginatively claims the idioms of medicine, geology, myth, and science as her own—as in the chilling ‘Dauernarkose’ that uses mathematical terms to pity the “cure” of a schizophrenic woman. Yet a striking good humor suffuses the collection, and nowhere more so than in poems like ‘The Stylist’ and ‘Leading the Apes in Hell’, where she displays that distinctly Irish gift of setting out a comic proposition and letting it run its antic course.”
— James Silas Rogers, Editor, New Hibernia Review


ISBN 9781904556701 Paperback
140 x 216 mm
2007

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