Ireland's Easter 1916 Rising was unusual - led by a mix of soldiers and trade unions but also visionaries and writers. This collection of poems contains the dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland by these artists, focusing on before, during and after the 1916 rising.

Poets include: Padraic Pearse, William Butler Yeats, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Thomas MacDonagh, James Stephens, Francis Ledwidge, Eva Gore-Booth, George (AE) Russell, Dermot O'Byrne, Pádraic Colum, Seán O'Casey, Dora, Sigerson Shorter, Thomas Ashe, Joyce Kilmer, Joseph Campbell, Katharine Tynan and others. Poems include: Yeats's 'Easter 1916' and 'Sixteen Dead Men'; Pearse's 'The Wayfarer'; Plunkett's 'See His Blood Upon the Rose'; Ledwidge's 'Lament for Thomas MacDonagh' and Gore-Booth's 'Roger Casement'.

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ISBN 9781847173591
Author Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 2 Apr 2015
Format Hardback
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A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of 1916

Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald

Centenary of the 1916 Rising. Includes many works by key political and cultural figures in the formation of the Irish state. Beautifully designed hardback - a collector's item

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