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The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems (2010)

“His work is distinguished by a deliberate unshowiness; a sense of every experience being tested in a language striped and primed against any false note. It is a poetry that is earthed in the ordinary, is wary of pyrotechics and is perpetually in search of the understated perfect note.”
Dermot Bolger, in The Sunday Business Post

“…it reveals an exceptionally coherent voice, marked, perhaps by a certain deepening of tone that promises equal pleasures to come.”
Fiona Sampson in The Irish Times


“With this collection he takes his place in a distinctive generation whose various abilities have yet to be fully realised. Like his predecessors such as Thomas Kinsella and Pearse Hutchinson, he draws from two main sources – the European poetic tradition and the Irish tradition of connection with particular places. Like them he explores a personal background and has a distinctive understated style. His is a quietly observant voice that avoids excess.”
Maurice Harmon, Cork Literary Review

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