By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Foreign News – Aifric Mac Aodha

Cóipeanna de “Foreign News” le fáil san siopa!

Foreign News

The Book

Chuireas mo long trí thine,
ar chéadteacht dom i dtír:
leor liom an seomra ar cíos;
ní hacmhainn dom dul siar

The award to Aifric Mac Aodha of the 2017 Oireachtas Prize for Poetry confirmed her position in the vanguard of younger Irish women poets. From a stony-faced DJ with ‘a canny eye’ to a Greek nymph renowned for her chastity, Foreign News is a book whose reach and aims are evident in its richly allusive sequences. In matching her sense of play and her use of idiom David Wheatley proves himself a perfect counterpart for Aifric Mac Aodha’s poems that resound with longing and a modern sensibility.

About the Author

Aifric Mac Aodha was born in 1979. Her first collection, Gabháil Syrinx, was published in 2010. She has taught in St Petersburg, New York and Canada and has lectured in old and modern Irish at UCD. She lives in Dublin where she now works for the Irish-language publisher, An Gúm. Aifric Mac Aodha was the winner of the Oireachtas Prize for Poetry (2017).

Posted in: Leabhair Ghaeilge

Comments are closed.