Since the publication of his first book in 1967, Paul Durcan has made satirical, celebratory and extraordinarily moving poetry out of his country's fortunes and misfortunes. His readings are legendary and each new collection, from his collaboration with Brain Lynch, Endsville (1967) to Daddy, Daddy (winner of the 1990 Whitbread Poetry Award), Crazy about Women (1991) and Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil (1999) has borne out the truth of Ezra Pound's dictum that qliterature is news that stays newsq. This book contains Durcan's own selection from his work. It is a literary milestone that has set the seal on his reputation as a poet of international standing.By his engine-murmurs, the pilot sounds like a man Who has chosen to make love instead of to rape; He caresses the Russian ... In the aftermath of touchdown, gently we taxi; We do not immediately put on our clothes; In the jubilation of silence we taste ... The nose of the jet interlocks with the doorway; At the top of the airbridge a militiaman stands smiling; Outside the ... There are so many of us, so many.
|Title||:||Snail In My Prime|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2011-06-30|