By John O'Donnell

Icarus Sees His Father Fly

Second collection of poems by prize-winning poet John O’Donnell


Second collection of poems by prize-winning poet, John O’Donnell

“…assured, well-made, confident, unpretentious. All of these poems are solid and palpable, with a sure touch and images that work”
— Niall MacMonagle, Rattlebag, RTÉ Radio 1

“He has taken great care in crafting these short poems; images and details carefully selected and arranged, cadences shadowing the iambic base-rhythms… Perhaps Larkin’s shadow hovers over poems like these”
— James J McAuley, The Irish Times

ISBN 9781904556633 Paperback
140 x 216 mm
First published 2004, reissued 2006

Additional information

Weight .15 kg
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781904556633 Paperback
  • Size: : 140 x 216 mm
  • Pages: :
  • Published: : 2004 / 2006

About The Author


John O'Donnell was born in 1960. He has published three previous collections of poems, Some Other Country (2002), Icarus Sees His Father Fly (Dedalus Press, 2004) and On Water (Dedalus Press, 2014). Sunlight: New and Selected Poems, with an introduction by Niall MacMonagle, is published by Dedalus Press in 2018. His awards include the Hennessy Award for Poetry, the Ireland Funds Prize, and the SeaCat National Poetry Prize. As a fiction writer his work has appeared widely in recent years, and in 2013 he received the Hennessy Award for Fiction. A senior counsel, he lives and works in Dublin. He has been a member of the Board of Poetry Ireland, among other institutions, and has served on the Board of The Arts Council.