The new book from the greatest living Irish poet.
A Guardian / Herald Scotland Book of the Year ‘A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders’ Seamus Heaney Winner of the 2017 PEN Pinter prize Shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize
In his 75th year, the tenth collection by the greatest living Northern Irish poet Winner of the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize
The first new collection in seven years.
‘Few living poets can write as perceptively and as movingly… The tragic vision expressed throughout the collection makes Gorse Fires burn with grim intensity. This is major work.’ John Banville, Independent on Sunday
'A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders.' Seamus Heaney
The new collection from 'one of the finest lyric poets of our century' (John Burnside)
The new collection from one of the greatest living poets.
Michael Longley is, after Seamus Heaney, the most important poet to come out of the North of Ireland.