By Pat Boran

New and Selected Poems (Boran)

First published in 2005 and reissued by Dedalus Press in 2007, this generous New and Selected Poems draws on all of Pat Boran’s previous collections.

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Introduction by Dennis O’Driscoll

First published in 2005 and reissued by Dedalus Press in 2007, this generous New and Selected Poems draws on all of Pat Boran’s previous collections, including the chapbook History and Promise.

“The lightness of his syntactic touch is masterly”
—Bernard O’Donoghue, The Irish Times

“Pat Boran’s poems make magic out of found things, and his metaphors light the dark like Roman candles. He is a master of his language; beyond that, he makes poetry matter to me again.”
—Gerard Donovan, author of Schopenhauer’s Telescope, Doctor Salt and Julius Winsome


ISBN 978 1 904556 83 1, Hardback
ISBN 978 1 904556 84 8, Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 244 pp
2007

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Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781904556848, PB
  • Size: : 140 x 216 mm
  • Pages: : 244 pp
  • Published: : 2007

About The Author

Author

PAT BORAN was born in 1963 in Portlaoise, in the Irish midlands, and has long since lived in Dublin. He has held a number of posts as Writer-in-Residence with libraries and third-level institutions. He has published more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Then Again (Dedalus Press, 2019) and Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku (Orange Crate Books, 2016) with photographs by the author. A Man Is Only As Good: A Pocket Selected Poems was published in 2017 by Orange Crate Books. Editions of his poetry have been published in Italian, Hungarian, Macedonian and Portuguese, with further works in progress. Pat Boran's non-fiction includes the popular writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop (various editions) and A Short History of Dublin (Mercier Press). His humorous memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood, was published by Dedalus Press in 2009 and published in Italian as Un'Infanzia Irlandese in 2019 by Edizioni Kolibris. A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and a former presenter of The Poetry Programme and The Enchanted Way on RTÉ Radio 1, Pat Boran has edited numerous anthologies, among them Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler (2006), Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poetry (2009), The Bee-Loud Glade (2009), Shine On: Irish writers supporting those affected by mental ill health (2011), the 2014 Dublin One City, One Book choice If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (with co-editor Gerard Smyth) and, with co-editor Eugene O'Connell, The Deep Heart's Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (2017). During lockdown in Spring 2020 he edited and produced The Word Ark: A Pocket Book of Animal Poems, illustrated by the Sicilian artist Gaetano Tranchino. Pat Boran’s distinctions include The Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1989 and the US-based Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award in 2008. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of creative artists. (See also www.patboran.com)