By Enda Wyley

Borrowed Space: New & Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems from popular Irish poet and children’s writer, Enda Wyley.
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With an Introduction by James L. Pethica, Professor of Irish Studies and Modern Drama at Williams College,  USA, Borrowed Space: New and Selected Poems “offers us both a retrospective — a compressed and intensified accounting of Wyley’s accomplishment to date — and, in the new poems, the forward-looking soundings and negotiations of a writer whose sense of the possibilities of poetry remains vital and immediate.” Together the poems in Borrowed Space display to remarkable effect Wyley’s “eager attention to experience and to the problematic task of honouring and representing it in words.”

ISBN 978 1 906614 96 6 Paperback
216 x 140 mm, 190 pp
September 2014

Additional information

Weight.35 kg
Dimensions216 × 140 mm

Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781906614966 PB
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: : 190 pp
  • Published: : September 2014

About The Author


Enda Wyley is poet and children’s author. She was born in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin 1966 and currently lives in Dublin. She has published five collections of poetry: Eating Baby Jesus (1993), Socrates in the Garden (1998), Poems for Breakfast ( 2004), To Wake to This (2009), and Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems (2014). Her most recent collection is The Painter on his Bike (October 2019). Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, USA (2010), The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women Poets, USA (2011), Femmes d'Irlande en Poésie, 1973-2013, ed. Clíona Ní Ríordáin, and Lines of Vision, The National Gallery of Ireland, 2014. She holds a B.Ed with a distinction in English Literature, was the recipient of an M.A in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and has received many Arts Council Literature Bursaries for her writing. In 2014 she was the recipient of a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry. In recent years she has been Poet- at -Work in the Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Writer in Residence at The Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. Enda Wyley’s books for children are Boo and Bear and The Silver Notebook. Her book I Won’t Go to China! was awarded a Reading Association of Ireland Special Merit Award 2011. Enda Wyley was elected to Aosdána in March 2015.