About the book: Troubles Michael Farry, a well-known historian as well as a poet and author of this book, uses the freer medium of poetry with its many forms —
About the book:
Michael Farry, a well-known historian as well as a poet and author of this book, uses the freer medium of poetry with its many forms — including found poems and shape poems — to bring the period to life.
“‘Troubles’ is a powerful exploration of a significant period in Ireland’s history.” — Carolyne Van Der Meer
Farry makes great use of the multitude of sources that have recently become available such as the military pension records and the found poems scattered through the collection are striking examples of the possibilities of that form. Some poems are set in the present, reflecting on our commemoration or celebrations of those events. This is no dull, single faceted rumination on dead history. The characters, real and imagined, inhabit a world that is immediate and vibrant, clear and relevant. The variety of form is invigorating, the range of reference impressive and the viewpoint continually shifting.
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