Contemporary Irish Women Poets
Memory and Estrangement
Lucy Collins is Lecturer at University College Dublin and the editor of 'Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970' (Liverpool University Press, 2012).
Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: Memory, Estrangement and the Poetic Text PART 1: CONCEPTS 1. Lost Lands: The Creation of Memory in the Poetry of Eavan Boland 2. Here and Elsewhere: Migrant Identities and the Contemporary Woman Poet 3. Private Memory and the Construction of Subjectivity in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry PART 2: ACHIEVEMENTS 4. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Spaces of Memory 5. Medbh McGuckian’s Radical Temporalities 6. Catherine Walsh: A Poetics of Flux 7. Vona Groarke: Memory and Materiality Conclusion: Memories of the Future Bibliography General Index Index of Works
The analysis is judiciously balanced and always insightful; the reader’s attention is consistently rewarded by what is found within these covers.
University of Aberdeen
There is a great deal to admire in this volume. Collins has a thorough knowledge of each of her poets’ work, and each chapter aims to deal with nearly the complete oeuvre of the writer at hand. The prose style is clear and concise. There are a wide range of critics and theorists mentioned throughout the text, and a number of topics are brought up in relation to the poetry. And Collins has a knack for choosing the right passage or poem to bring into play.
Publication: September 14, 2015
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies