Kerry Hardie is one of Ireland's leading poets. Her Selected Poems covers work written over two decades and draws on five collections.
Her poetry questions, celebrates and challenges all aspects of life and experience, but ultimately is concerned with the quiet realisation that 'there is nothing to do in the world except live in it'.
A number of her poems are narratives or parables in which experience yields a spiritual lesson and consolation; others chart a coming to terms with death or illness and an acceptance of inevitability or flux.
Human life quivers in consort with other lives in these seasons of the heart.