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Daytime Sleeper (2002)

“Humane, cultured, old world, these poems reveal and are revelation. Daytime Sleeper is a refreshing and invigorating testament to a true poet at work in the world. ”
Eugene O’Connell, Cork Literary Review

“The volume amounts to a reintroduction of this elegiac poet….Smyth’s poetic world was present from the word go. It is an uneasy yet still world, brooding with Kinsella-like intensity on family figures who are caught in many ways between a city world and the ghosts of a rural past. The poems inhabit a kind of transitory middle ground, difficult to date and locate, despite the late Michael Hartnett’s praise of Smyth’s Joycean routes. ”
Gerald Dawe


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