Semibreve, Paperback / softback Book


John F. Deane is a vital presence in contemporary Irish poetry.

The poems in this new collection combine lyric grace with a fiercely questing intelligence, pushing against the mysteries of faith in a fractured world, paying tribute to the value of human life and love.

Running through the book is a thread of elegy for the poet's brother, who died of cancer in 2010.

The collection concludes with a sequence describing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Throughout, Deane gives poetic voice to the paradox of human existence as simultaneously 'blessed and broken'.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781847772695

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