Paula Meehan’s Mysteries of the Home gathers into a single volume a selection of poems from her two seminal mid-career collections, The Man who was Marked by Winter (1991) and Pillow Talk (1994), both of which received considerable praise from critics and readers alike.
Included in Mysteries of the Home are some of her best-known poems — ‘The Pattern’, ‘The Statue of the Virgin at Granard Speaks’, ‘My Father Perceived as a Vision of St Francis’ and ‘The Wounded Child’ among them. They show an artist at the height of her powers producing work of “remarkable candour and … stunning lyricism” (The Colby Quarterly).
ISBN 9781906614706 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 94 pp