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A collection of contemporary poetry that throws itself into the discussion of Irish identity in relation to the world.

WINNER OF THE 2014 IRISH BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Paul Durcan has been at the heart of Irish cultural life for over 40 years and his poetry has acquired a huge international following. Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil is his most challenging and engaging collection yet, one that addresses itself through Ireland and the Irish diaspora to the whole world beyond.

Reviews

Durcan’s must be the most capacious and generous mind in contemporary poetry: in the face of the rabid and murderous dark he finds always something or someone to celebrate

Theo Dorgan, Sunday Tribute

Paul Durcan’s Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre amd the ordinary; at other times he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder

Colm Toibin, Times Literary Supplement

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781910701126

    May 15, 2015

    Harvill Secker

    272 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9781846559082

    October 13, 2014

    Harvill Press

    272 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9781860466380

    August 1, 2002

    Harvill Press

    272 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781446484517

    September 30, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    272 pages

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Also by Paul Durcan

The Days of Surprise
Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have my Being
The Laughter of Mothers
Life is a Dream
The Art Of Life
O Westport In The Light Of Asia Minor
The Berlin Wall Cafe
Snail In My Prime
Christmas Day
Cries Of An Irish Caveman

Recommendations

The Iliad
Introducing George The Poet
The Berlin Wall Cafe
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
The Bone Flowers
Falling Awake
No Map Could Show Them
Song of Myself
Physical
The Stairwell
Speak, Old Parrot
Wild
Poems
In the Flesh
New Poems Book Four
All Of Us
Christmas Day
Slops, Props And Goosestep Flavoured Lifesavers
War Poems And Others
Poems