Collected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

Collected Poems Paperback / softback


Thomas Kinsella stands apart in modern Irish poetry.

His work, employing traditional and modernist elements in individual poems and open sequences, deals in a range of subjects from the most intense and psychic privacy to political satire and social commentary, from love and the enabling feminine to metaphysical speculation in a variety of earthly settings.

Kinsella is a city poet. Born in Dublin in 1928, he attended University College, and entered the Irish Civil Service, but resigned from the Department of Finance in 1965 for a career in poetry in the United States.

He published from the beginning with the Dolmen Press, later co-publishing his poetry and translations with Oxford University Press.

His translations from the Irish include the Iron-Age prose epic "The Tain" and "Poems of the Dispossessed: 1600-1900".

He is editor of the "New Oxford Book of Irish Verse".


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 389 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781857545579

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