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by Dennis O'Driscoll
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Shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2008 for Reality Check.
For the Gaelic footballer, see Denis O'Driscoll. Shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2008 for Reality Check. Winner of The Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2013 for Dear Life (posthumous). Argosy Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award.
WhenReality Check was published last year in the United Kingdom, it was named one of the top ten books of 2007 byThe Independent of London. O'Driscoll, who tours regularly in the United States, excels at stripping away stereotypes.
is one of the most interesting poets now writing in English
is one of the most interesting poets now writing in English. Some of his poems have already achieved the status of classics. ruminates on experience with alacrity, humility, and an unwillingness to pontificate.
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Reality Check by Dennis O'Driscoll. Certain poets - or certain poems - seem to know everything
Reality Check by Dennis O'Driscoll. Certain poets - or certain poems - seem to know everything. Take Dennis O’Driscoll’s Cassandra: Though we’d buried our heads for ages like spent fuel rods, her prophecies are a hot topic suddenly on every chat show. There’s not a taxi driver who can’t repeat her words like racehorse tips, a dead cert. From these snippets, you can tell O’Driscoll favors internal rhyme, which he often uses to underscore his dry wit. Here’s another example, from Skywriting, the long poem in sections that takes up the second half of the book: Such an old stalwart, the sun, always rising to the occasion, never missing a day, raising crops of maize to ripeness.
O'Driscoll was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, the child of James and Catherine . a ist and a homemaker. He was educated by The Congregation of Christian Brothers and then studied Law at University College, Dublin 1972-75.
John Lynch, Dennis Driscoll, Anthony Palazzo Gary Lepler and Billy Brush, on Easter Sunday. 18 on their calendars for a possible Los Angeles date including his old Masters of Reality drummer Ginger Baker. April 19, 2016 ·. I told Pam i posted this and she reminded me the other woman was wearing a latex dress that tore and she had to take a cab home naked that night. I'm surprised I didn't remember that part of the night. April 4, 2016 ·. Looking for NYC gigs. I've only done one gig in Brooklyn, time to branch out I think.
He worked as a civil servant in Dublin. Poems by Dennis O'Driscoll.
“Dennis O’Driscoll . . . is one of the most interesting poets now writing in English.”—Adam Kirsch, Slate
"Dennis O'Driscoll has produced an extraordinary body of work...Some of his poems have already achieved the status of classics."—Poetry Ireland Review "O'Driscoll's mind...ruminates on experience with alacrity, humility, and an unwillingness to pontificate. His talent -- which could equally grace a novel -- should stand the test of time."—Poetry Review
"His terrain is, in effect, without borders: mordant, open, sharp, generous, and sad."—The Guardian "[O'Driscoll's] poems dance deftly on the tongue.... The collection offers a cornucopia of visual and aural delights, a Whitmanic appreciation of both nature and human creation that nevertheless recognizes the global dangers posed by the latter.... O'Driscoll's U.S. debut is a bracing introduction to a poet whose work American readers have gone without for too long."—Library Journal
Dennis O’Driscoll’s poetry is invigorating, grounded, and modern, with an ear attuned to the tragedies and comedies of contemporary life in a “globalized” Ireland. When Reality Check was published last year in the United Kingdom, it was named one of the top ten books of 2007 by The Independent of London.
O’Driscoll, who tours regularly in the United States, excels at stripping away stereotypes. He incorporates the language of the business world into his poetry, often to comic effect. His job as a civil servant for nearly forty years, “a lifetime’s fug of arbitrations, ordinances, inter-agency liaisons,” has made him privy to the intricacies of bureaucracy, diplomacy, and commerce, and has given him a knack for transforming timeless themes through “workaday words” and present-day concerns.
Lean on the green recycle binin the yard where roses run amok,scent intensified by last night’s rain . . .Rest on the laurels of your elbows.Consent to mind and body goingtheir ways amicably, a trial separation.
Dennis O’Driscoll, author of ten books, is one of Ireland’s most popular poets and critics. According to Poetry Review, he is “one of the best-read men in the Western world.”