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Catherine Walsh - Optic Verve


Catherine Walsh - Optic Verve

Paperback, 132pp, 9x6ins

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Optic Verve is the latest long poem by Catherine Walsh, perhaps Ireland's most radical experimental woman poet.


"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


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