'Such exceptional talent' Samuel Beckett Acclaimed by Beckett and praised by Richard Ellmann, Brian Lynch is one of Ireland's leading dramatists and poets. This selection of new and revised work has the stamp of a major voice: simple, unadorned, aware of the constrictions and the free play of language.
The poems in New and Renewed speak in single voices, each one dramatic and narrative-led, each one designed to be visualised and heard, the emphasis on metre and rhyme. Both the formality and the instinctual artistry are devoted, in the old sense of that word, to 'the hiddenness of all perfect things'. Brian Lynch's New and Renewed is a landmark in the career of this exceptional poet.
|Publication date||1 Jun 2004|