Earth voices whispering: an anthology of Irish war poetry, 1914-1945

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Blackstaff Press, 2008 - Poetry - 412 pages
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From the domestic upheavals of the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence, to the thwarted idealism of the Spanish Civil War and the unrelenting casualties of two World Wars. Ireland was embroiled in a brutal succession of conflicts in the first half of the twentieth century. Gathering together over three hundred poems by writers such as Francis Ledwidge, W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, this groundbreaking anthology records the thoughts and experiences of Ireland's poets as soldiers, observers, protestors, and mourners. From patriotism to anger, passion to compassion, hope to regret, Earth Voices Whispering embraces the complex reality of a rich and unique period in Irish poetry.

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Contents

Sixteen Dead Men
11
Batde Ardour
25
Francis SheehySkeffington
32
For Victory
45
LETTS 18821972
58
Screens
61
JOSEPH MARY PLUNKETT 18871916
75
PATRICK MacGILL 18901963
85
The Tomb of Michael Collins
193
SEAN JENNETT 1910 n d
206
Nightfall in Galway
218
Terror
231
EOGHAN O TUAIRISC 19191982
244
The Glorious Twelfth
257
The Other Mans Wound
270
PEARSE HUTCHINSON b 1927
284

The Six Who Were Hanged
92
Six Sentences
98
At the House of Commons
104
Victory
110
PATRICK MacDONOGH 19021961
115
GEORGE BUCHANAN 19041989
128
PATRICK KAVANAGH 19041967
141
Beyond the Headlines
143
FREDA LAUGHTON 1907 n d
162
The Rape of Europe
176
The Volunteer
180
RICHARD MURPHY b 1927
290
Phoenix Street
306
JAMES SIMMONS 19332001
321
MICHAEL LONGLEY b 1939
332
In the Beech
345
At the Shelbourne
359
A Soldiers Son
372
PAUL DURCAN b 1944
375
VAN MORRISON b 1945
392
INDEX OF POETS
408
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