New Selected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

New Selected Poems Paperback / softback


In his foreword to this book, Derek Mahon notes that P.J.

Kavanagh's poems 'elude the obvious categories. He has never been one of a "school"'. A poet of rural England, yet of Irish ancestry, Kavanagh 'has always stood slightly apart'.

He championed the poems of Ivor Gurney and shares with Gurney not only a personal landscape (that of Gloucestershire) but a poetic commitment to the actual and specific, to nature writing at its most rootedly precise.

His is, in Mahon's words, 'a unique personal record': 'a lifetime's dedication has produced its rich results'.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 167 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781847772527



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