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Reality check

Author: Dennis O'Driscoll
Publisher: Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Dennis O'Driscoll's poetry is invigorating, grounded, and modern, with an ear attuned to the tragedies and comedies of contemporary life in a "globalized" Ireland. When Reality Check was published last year in the United Kingdom, it was named one of the top ten books of 2007 by The Independent of London. O'Driscoll, who tours regularly in the United States, excels at stripping away stereotypes.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis O'Driscoll
ISBN: 9781556592805 1556592809
OCLC Number: 216936787
Notes: Poems.
Description: 75 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 --
Diversions --
Cassandra --
Bread and butter --
Crowd scene --
And on what --
Intercession --
Call --
After harvest --
Ulster landscape --
All over Ireland --
Clock --
Reality check --
Meeting points --
Fountain --
Fifty o'clock --
Forever --
Ever after --
There was --
Milosz's return --
Part 2 --
Skywriting --
About the author.
Responsibility: Dennis O'Driscoll.
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From the Publisher: Dennis O'Driscoll's poetry is invigorating, grounded, and modern, with an ear attuned to the tragedies and comedies of contemporary life in a "globalized" Ireland. When Reality Check was published last year in the United Kingdom, it was named one of the top ten books of 2007 by The Independent of London. O'Driscoll, who tours regularly in the United States, excels at stripping away stereotypes. He incorporates the language of the business world into his poetry, often to comic effect. His job as a civil servant for nearly forty years, "a lifetime's fug of arbitrations, ordinances, inter-agency liaisons," has made him privy to the intricacies of bureaucracy, diplomacy, and commerce, and has given him a knack for transforming timeless themes through "workaday words" and present-day concerns.

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