Mercy (Paperback)Roisin Kelly (author)
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Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
What is striking about Kelly's writing is that she intentionally situates herself within Ireland's literary tradition, frequently drawing on Yeatsian images like the rose. She is unswerving, however, in her desire to draw romance and realism together, and Kelly revives the symbols of old so that they might be re-spoken in a brazen, drunken voice... Kelly's poetry is at once tender and savage, steeped in tradition yet brave in expression - she takes readers where they don't want to go, a feat that most writers attempt, but few achieve. -- James O'Sullivan * Los Angeles Review of Books *
Unafraid of sentiment, these twenty poems meditate on lost love, longing, and the tendency of intimacy to arrive as an utter surprise, and dissolve just as swiftly. -- Grace Wilentz * Poetry Ireland Review (on Rapture) *
This brief collection shows remarkable emotional range. Kelly leaves the reader afloat on a tide of colour.' -- Alison Brackenbury * PN Review (on Rapture) *
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