Monday, October 17, 2011

Dermot Kelly

Having received Dermot Kelly's new collection 'A Fool's Errand' as part of my prize in Dromineer I quickly discovered that this was no ordinary publication.  This was not just another collection to be laid aside and read some time in the future.  Published by Gallery Dermot 's collection presents itself as a book length poem that charts the annual migration of  thousands of barnacle geese between their breeding grounds in Greenland and their winter quarters on an island beside his home.  There is something of Heaney's 'Station Island 'here and for me at least it will be a challenge in coming to grips with it , but then there is a long winter ahead

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