Paul Durcan

One of the most famous living Irish poets, Paul Durcan was born in Dublin in 1944, of County Mayo parents. He studied archaeology and medieval history at University College Cork. In 1974 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and he has given readings of his work throughout the world in such places as the Soviet Union, United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. Durcan's other published works include O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor (Anna Livia Press, 1975), Teresa's Bar (Gallery Press, 1976), Ark of the North (Raven Arts Press, 1982), The Berlin Wall Café (Blackstaff Press, 1985), and Jesus and Angela (Blackstaff Press, 1988). The Selected Paul Durcan (Blackstaff Press and Thistledown Press, 1989) was the Poetry Ireland 1982 Winter Choice.

 

 

 

  


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125 pages / trade paper

The Selected Paul Durcan
 

ISBN: 978-0-920633-56-4

Edited by Edna Longley, this rare collection first appeared in 1982 and was celebrated by critics as:

"strikingly original ... a poet to be reckoned with" (British Book News)
"Durcan's irreverent and iconoclastic vision is a liberating force in contempory Ireland (Irish University Review)
"he resuscitates one's flagging belief in 'the poet-in-the-world'" (Belfast Review)

Co-published with The Blackstaff Press (Belfast) this 1989 edition is the only one published in North America.


 

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