Mining Road Paperback / softback
The Mining Road, Leanne O'Sullivan's third poetry collection, finds inspiration in the disused copper mines that haunt the rugged terrain around Allihies, near her home at Beara, in West Cork.
Like remnants of a lost world, the mines' ruined towers, shafts, man-engines and dressing floors, evoke an elemental landscape in which men and women laboured above as well as underground, and even mined in caverns below sea level.
Mining promotes a sense of memory, and the riches embedded in the landscape are human as well as material.
But things brought to the surface can have a startling ability to shine in the present, and O'Sullivan's poems move and provoke as they resonate with experiences at the heart of contemporary Ireland.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages
- Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/04/2013
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781852249687
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