New and selected poems of Patrick Galvin

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Cork University Press, 1996 - Poetry - 133 pages
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Patrick Galvin, one of Ireland's most distinctive and original poets, was born in Cork in 1927. Author of seven collections of poetry his work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been broadcast by the BBC and RTÉ. Robin Skelton in a review for The Guardian states that Galvin is 'one of the few really original poets of our generation'. Galvin is also a well-known playwright and was Resident Dramatist at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 1973 to 1979. His awards include a Leverhulme Fellowship in Drama and the prestigious Irish American Cultural Award for Poetry in 1995.

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Contents

Poem for my Last Birthday
3
My Father Spoke with Swans
11
The Man Who Burns Poems
17
The Oldest Man in Gernika
28
Man on the Porch
41
Song for a Poor Boy
87
My Little Red Knife
111
Notes
129
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