Reality Check

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Anvil Press Poetry, Jan 1, 2007 - 78 pages
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In this collection of poems, Dennis O'Driscoll lends his lyrical and transformative vision to everyday 'bread and butter' routines and the insidious forces that imperil them.

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Though O'Driscoll is one of Ireland's best-known contemporary poets, his eighth collection is the first to be published stateside. True to the Irish literary tradition, his poems dance deftly on the ... Read full review


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Born in Thurles, County Tipperary in 1954, Dennis O'Driscoll is widely-known as a critic as well as a poet; a selection of his essays and reviews, Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams (The Gallery Press), appeared in 2001. In 1999, he received a Lannan Literary Award. A civil servant since the age of 16, he works for Irish Customs in Dublin.

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