YMichael Kenneally, ed., Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature [Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature 2; Irish Literary Studies 43] (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1995), 462pp.

CONTENTS: Introduction [ix]; Rory Brennan, ‘Contemporary Irish Poetry: An Overview’ [1]; Eamon Grennan, ‘The American Connection: An Influence on Modern and Contemporary Irish Poetry’ [28]; Dennis O’Driscoll, ‘Foreign Relations: Irish and International Poetry’ [48]; Stan Smith, ‘The Language of Displacement In Contemporary Irish Poetry’ [61]; Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, ‘Contemporary Poetry in Irish: Private Language And Ancestral Voices’ [84]; Gerardine Meaney, ‘History Gasps: Myth In Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry’ [99]; Tom Clyde. ‘The Echo Chamber: Some Emerging Ulster Poets’ [114]; Ron Marken. ‘Michael Foley, Robert Johnstone and Erank Ormsby: Three Ulster Poets in the Go Situation’ [130]; Terence Brown, Telling Tales: Kennelly’s Cromwell, Muldoon’s ‘The More A Man Has The More A Man Wants’ [144]; Peter Denman, ‘Ways of Saying: Boland, Carson, McGuckian’ [158]; Peter McDonald, ‘Seamus Heaney as A Critic’ [174]; Rand Brandes, ‘A Shaping Music: Richard Murphy’s The Price of Stone’ [190]; Gerald Dawe, ‘Poetry As Example: Kinsella’s Peppercanister Poems’ [204]; Richard Allen Cave, ‘John Montague: Poetry of The Depersonalised Self’ [216]; Robert Tracy, ‘Into An Irish Free State: Heaney, Sweeney And Clearing Away’ [238]; Alan Peacock, ‘Michael Longley: Poet Between Worlds’ [263]; Edna Longley, ‘Derek Mahon: Extreme Religion of Art’ [280]; Maurice Elliott, ‘Paul Durcan - Duarchain’, [304]; Elmer Andrews, ‘Tom Paulin: Underground Resistance Fighter’ [329]; Linda Revie, ‘Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s ‘Parthenogenesis’: A Bisexual Exchange’ [344]; Kathleen McCracken, ‘Ciaran Carson: Unravelling The Conditional, Mapping The Provisional’ [356]; Clair Wills, Voices From The Nursery: Medbh McGuckian’s Plantation’ [373]; Bernard O’Donoghue, ‘The Half-Said Thing To Them Is Dearest’: Paul Muldoon’ [395]; Notes [419]; Notes on Contributors [451], Index [455]

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Michael Kenneally, Introduction, pp.ix-iv.
Rory Brennan, ‘Contemporary Irish Poetry: An Overview, pp.1-27.
Eamon Grennan, ‘The American Connection: An Influence on Modern and Contemporary Irish Poetry’, pp.28-39
Dennis O’Driscoll, ‘Foreign Relations: Irish and International Poetry’, pp.40-47
Stan Smith, ‘The Language of Displacement in Contemporary Irish Poetry’ 62-83.
Caomhín Mac Giolla Leith, ‘Contemporary Poetry In Irish: Private Language and Ancestral Voices’, pp.84-98
Gerardine Meaney, ‘History Gasps: Myth in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry’, pp.99-113.
Tom Clyde, ‘The Echo Chamber: Some Emerging Ulster Poets, pp.114-29.
Ron Marken, ‘Michael Foley, Robert Johnstone and Frank Ormsby: Three Ulster Poets in the Go Situation’, pp.130-43.
Terence Brown, ‘Telling Tales: Kennelly’s Cromwell , Muldoon’s The More A Man Has The More A Man Wants ’, pp.144-57.
Peter Denman, ‘Ways of Saying: Boland, Carson, McGuckian’, pp. 158-73.
Peter McDonald, ‘Seamus Heaney as a Critic’, pp.174-89
Rand Brander, ‘A Shaping Music: Richard Murphy’s The Price Of Stone’ , pp.190-203.
Gerald Dawe, ‘Poetry as Example: Kinsella’s Peppercanister Poems’, pp.204-15
Richard Allen Cave , ‘John Montague: Poetry of the Depersonalised Self’, pp.216-22
Robert Tracy, ‘Into An Irish Free State : Heaney, Sweeney and Clearing Away,’ pp.233-38
Alan Peacock, ‘Michael Longley: Poet Between Worlds’, pp.263-79
Edna Longley, ‘Derek Mahon: Extreme Religion of Art’, pp.230-304
Maurice Elliott, ‘Paul Durcan-Duarchain’, pp. 305
Elmer Andrews, ‘Tom Paulin: Underground Resistance Fighter’, pp.329-43
Linda Revie, ‘Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s “Parthenogenesis”: A Bisexual Exchange’, pp.344
Kathleen McCracken, ‘Ciaran Carson: Unravelling The Conditional, Mapping the Provisional’, pp.356-72
Clair Wills, ‘Voices from the Nursery - Medbh McGuckian’s Plantation ’ pp.373-94
Bernard O’Donoghue, ‘“The Half-Said Thing to Them is Dearest”: Paul Muldoon’, pp.395-418.
Notes, p.419;
Contributors, .451;
Index, p.455

 

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