Freacnairc Mhearcair: Rogha Dánta 1970-1998

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Cork University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Poetry - 139 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 a new movement in Gaelic poetry in the 1970's. He became a friend of Seán Ó Ríordáin, 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 Davitt's 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.

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coislife: Michael Davitt
Michael Davitt was born in Cork in 1950, the second of four children. His father, Joe, a bus driver, grew up near Mallow, Co. Cork. ...
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Ways to Access the Landscape, Soundscape, and Lifescape of Ireland...
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coislife: Michael Davitt
Rugadh i gcorcaigh i 1950 é. Eisean an dara duine de cheathrar clainne. Tógadh a athair, Joe, láimh le Mala, Co. Chorcaí. Tiománaí bus a bhí ann. ...
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About the author (2000)

Michael Davitt is a broadcaster for RTE. He has numerous other publictions which include Gleann ar Ghleann (1982), Bilgeard Sráide (1983), An Tost a Scagadh (1993) and Scuais (1999).

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