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Lies

by Doireann Ni Ghriofa

When does a poem tell the truth? When is it a lie? Intimate moments carefully re-appraised (first dates, break ups, young parenthood, etc.) are the raw material of these vivid and wholly engaging poems, written in Irish, and translated here by the author - a process that itself raises questions about poetry and truth.

But a great deal of the power of Ní Ghríofa's work comes from the way her personal history links her to the wider world - to the imaginative encounters that prompt so many of the poems, to an acute awareness of the restless nature of language itself, and not least to the women who preceded her and who remain a steadying and guiding presence throughout.

100 pages.

ISBN: 9781910251393

€ 13.75 

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Date of Publication: 01/10/2018

  
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Irish Plays & Poetry