A few years ago a friend read THE PUBLIC GARDENS and suggested I look into Pattie McCarthy's work.
I read MARYBONES and loved it; here's my review at Jacket2.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Stan Mir's insightful review of THE PUBLIC GARDENS is online at Jacket2.
I like the way he takes into account my entire working life (as what my daughter used to call "a booker"), not just my identity as the author of my own book.
Also nice: he refers to an interview I did with Kate Greenstreet, one of my favorite poets, in 2010, before I'd found a publisher for THE PUBLIC GARDENS.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Here's a link to my poem,
and here's a ridiculously short list of some wonderful Irish/Irishy books:
THE GREEN FOOL by Patrick Kavanagh
ARE YOU SOMEBODY? by Nuala O'Faolain
(and all of her other books)
BY THE LAKE by John McGahern
ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE by Tony Hawks
O'CLOCK by Fanny HoweNO LONGER AT EASE by Chinua Achebe
(see scene with mouthy Irish nurses and Nigerians)