A Farewell to Poetry

Gabriel Fitzmaurice

This book is a collection of the best of a lifetime of writing by one of Ireland's most prodigious poets, Gabriel Fitzmaurice. The book includes a rigorous selection from his poems for both adults and children.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Columba Books
Language:
English
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781782189091
Pages : 380
Stock Status : In stock
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$41.99

Overview
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This book is a collection of the best of a lifetime of writing by one of Ireland's most prodigious poets and one of the great characters of the Irish arts, Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Selected by the poet himself, the book includes a rigorous selection from his poems for both adults and children, poems in the Irish language and his translations from Irish. The book is dedicated to the poet's friend, singer Kris Kristofferson, and the foreword is written by Fintan O'Toole, literary editor of The Irish Times. The poet has declared this is his final book, hence the title. The job is done, he says. In the words of Saint Paul: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

About The Author
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GABRIEL FIRZMAURICE was born in 1952, in Moyvane, County Kerry where he still lives. For over thirty years he taught in the local primary school, from which he retired as principal in 2007. He is the author of more than fifty books, including collections of poetry in both English and Irish, as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from Irish into English and has edited a number of poetry anthologies in both languages. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on education and the arts.

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