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Catherine Walsh - City West


Catherine Walsh - City West

Paperback, 84pp, 9x6ins 
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City West is Catherine Walsh's sixth book, following The Ca Pater Pillar Thing and More Besides, Making Tents, Short Stories, Pitch, and Idir Eatortha and Making Tents.


"It seems a shame that many Irish poetry readers are unaware of Catherine Walsh's very obvious gifts. Her brilliant punning, the way she assembles disjointed, yet perfectly rendered fragments of Dublin argot and her ability to imply simultaneous narratives mark her out from her contemporaries." (Donal Moriarty — The Art of Brian Coffey)

"Walsh's work subsequent to Making Tents shatters practical language in its rejection of transparent or normative discourse. (Her) disjunctive, disorientating poetry acknowledges language as a medium which constructs our relation to others, to objects, to ourselves. Her poetic subjects are always Idir Eatortha, caught 'between two worlds'". (Alex Davis, A Broken Line)

"Walsh's poetry attempts to move away from a position of hierarchical domination and construct a poetic space of non-mastery and heterogeneity. Thus, Walsh's poetry, unlike Derrida's theory, allows for speaking positions for women within the liminal space. However, these positions are always temporary, facilitating the articulation of many different subjective voices across a range of many different spatial settings." (Claire Bracken, New Voices in Irish Criticism 5)


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