The Goose Tree

Moyra Donaldson

 
Date Published :
April 2015
Publisher :
Liberties Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781909718357
Pages : 192
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$22.00

Overview
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Moyra Donaldson is one of Ireland's leading poets. She has published five previous collections, including a Selected Poems in 2013. Her work has been hailed as ‘urbane, modern, and sophisticated…important and engaging…ambitious in its scope, and speaking with a rare authority…insightful and profoundly moving...' Whatever the subject matter -be it anatomy, death, life, sex, or the natural world - Moyra Donaldson writes with a keen knowledge of the connection between the private and the public, the past and the present, the local and the universal.

REVIEWS
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Moyra Donaldson has assimilated the powerful influences of Yeats, Hewitt, Hughes, Longley and Heaney, together with Plath and Liz Lochhead, to present a hard-won distinctive self.

- Medbh McGuckian

Moyra Donaldson's poetry has grown to ignite unexpected perceptions and magnify them. Betrayals, personal and political; excavations, historical and psychic; correspondences of temperament and object; innocences pristine and varied and very much in power. The Goose Tree shows a poet treading on her own footprints; the considerable themes of her career advanced in perspective and colour and with the happy skills of a poet both accomplished and mature but alert still to surprise, both in form and substance: like her ‘village women who waited/In their beds for the sound of wings'. A joyous collection.

- Damian Smyth

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