Thursday, October 4, 2012

All-Ireland Poetry day 2012

On this All-Ireland Poetry Day 2012 (see ) I am recommending the reading of our delightful president's most recent poetry collection 'New and Selected Works'.
This slim volume of poetry by Michael D. Higgins is very accessible, and as a result of the prose passages preceding each set of poems, the poetry becomes self-explanatory. I felt on finishing this that it should become a school set text, but we would then fear putting kids off his poetry for life!
So buy  it and give it a go, even if you've never bought a poetry book before- you might just like it!

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