Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill : New and Selected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill : New and Selected Poems Paperback / softback


John F. Deane is a vital and generous presence in Irish poetry. "New and Selected Poems" gathers work from Deane's five previous "Carcanet" collections, alongside a new sequence, "Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill".

Written with an inquiring intelligence, these poems of a dozen years meditate on the relevance of Christian spirituality to our troubled times.

Each of the twelve poems in the title sequence presents a movement of the spirit, from the author's childhood in the west of Ireland, through the death of a wife, to the birth of a grandchild.

Arranged in the manner of an orchestral symphony, each section takes its cue from a different piece of music, from Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" to Mozart's "Laudate Dominum".

The sequence traces, phase by phase, the development of a Christian life.

Faith, in its broadest sense, is inflected by imagination.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781847771179

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