Monday, 19 December 2011

Review in The Irish Times

Harry Clifton's highly appreciative review of Spitting Out the Mother Tongue appeared in last Saturday's edition of The Irish Times.

A couple of extracts:

"The world it inhabits has gone past the point of the national, and begun to relax into its own ubiquity as a fact of life, without the usual anguish of expatriation."

"... he and his poems, so universally at home in themselves, are a straw in the wind, a forerunner, in Irish poetry and Irish poetry publishing, of what has happened in Britain with Grace Nichols, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay."

Read the full review here.

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