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Oomph of Quicksilver/Freacnairc Mhearcair Michael Davitt

Oomph of Quicksilver/Freacnairc Mhearcair

Michael Davitt

Published June 28th 2000
ISBN : 9781859182475
Hardcover
120 pages
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A dual language collection of poetry by one of the most vibrant and innovative Irish language poets.Michael Davitt is a very well known Irish writer and broadcaster. He founded the poetry broadsheet and journal Innti, and was a central figure in aMoreA dual language collection of poetry by one of the most vibrant and innovative Irish language poets.Michael Davitt is a very well known Irish writer and broadcaster. He founded the poetry broadsheet and journal Innti, and was a central figure in a new movement in Gaelic poetry in the 1970 s. He became a friend of Se n R ord in, to who s metaphysical wit he gave a sharp vernacular edge. Davitt was also influenced by the linguistic virtuosity of the American e.e. cummings, the Beat poets and American popular culture. His poems have a wide-awake conscience that holds a mirror to contemporary Irish society, while his poems about and for people he admires capture their force and vitality.This is the first time Davitts poems have appeared together in a single volume, and the translations were carefully worked by a number of leading Irish poets including Brendan Kennelly, Paul Muldoon, and John Montague.Students of Irish poetry and poetry lovers alike will enjoy this selection.